Grand Rapids' Alger Heights neighborhood could be welcoming a new place to grab coffee and cocktails soon!

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As an Alger Heights resident, I'm excited about this! I love our little downtown and am eager to have a new place to hang out and enjoy drinks!

Earlier this year we told you that two current Alger Heights' business owners were planning to open a new beverage lounge, Sip Coffee and Cocktails.

It's sounding like Jonathon Foreman and Jon Frantz, co-owners of Urban Jonny's Hair Salon on Alger St., are closer to making the happen! The two are planning to open Sip Coffee and Cocktails next to the salon at 806 Alger St.

This past summer, Foreman talked with MLive about the new business that would cater to both drinkers and non-drinkers. He shared that he especially likes the idea that those who don't drink alcohol can still get a fun, delicious drink:

I am a non-drinker and I love going out with my friends and am totally fine with being around alcohol, but one frustration I’ve had is I never really feel like I can go to a bar and get a really beautiful tasty drink that isn’t made with alcohol.

According to MiBiz, The Grand Rapids Planning Commission recently unanimously approved the site plan for the new beverage lounge.

In addition to Sip Coffee and Cocktails which will have room for 48 people inside, Frantz and Foreman also plan to expand the salon.

Sip Coffee and Cocktails will serve bagels in the morning and charcuterie boards at night, plus offer outdoor seating and entertainment inside of the cafe, MiBiz reports.

According to MLive, the new coffee and cocktail lounge could open by May or June 2022.

Follow the Sip: Coffee and Cocktails Facebook page for updates on their grand opening.

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