Partners plan urban coffee shop


Cailin Kelly, left, and Lindsey Ruffin. Photo via

A pair of entrepreneurs are planning a new coffee shop in a Grand Rapids neighborhood.

Cailin Kelly and Lindsey Ruffin have signed a lease in Creston Heights, at 1511 Plainfield St. NE, to be the home of their Boop de Boom Coffee Lounge, according to Facebook.

The shop will offer local coffee, tea, baked goods and cocktails, pending permit approval.

Kelly and Ruffin said they hope to start construction in February and open by July.

The new space, in the same building as Flip Dog Yoga, requires an extensive build out, and the only entrance into the space is through the back.

They will be renovating the space to include storefront windows, a front entrance and tenant improvements to turn it into a roughly 800-square-foot coffee shop with a bar, bathroom, seating and more.

While the partners have some capital raised to get the project going, they welcome investors, they said on Facebook.

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