In November 2020, The B.O.B. was listed for sale by Pure Real Estate Brokerage LLC for $15.5 million. The venue is owned by Gilmore Collection. Located at 20 Monroe Ave. NW, The B.O.B. (Big Old Building) has been part of the Grand Rapids nightlife since 1997.

Yesterday, we reported that Dr. Grins was set to close and now Mibiz.com has learned from sources who work at The B.O.B. that ALL of the business within the building have been notified that they are scheduled to close by Jan. 1.

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What will occupy the building known as The B.O.B. after the close in mid-January?

Could these businesses re-open after the new owners take over?  Broker Ray Kisor did not comment to Mibiz.com on details about the future buyer or the use of the properties citing a non-disclosure agreement. A press release is expected any moment.

The four-story, 70,000-square-foot building is home to these businesses:

B.O.B.'S BEER GARDEN:

The beer garden was the latest addition to the storied dining and entertainment complex. Guest are served a variety of B.O.B.'s Beer in 16oz. cans outside and in a repurposed shipping container.

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B.O.B.'S BREWERY:

B.O.B.'s Brewery was the first microbrewery to open in downtown Grand Rapids. In the two decades that followed, Grand Rapids went from a three brewery town to Beer City, USA.

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BOBARINO'S:

Since 1997 Michigander's have been flocking to Bobarino's to enjoy some of West Michigan's best wood-fired pizza and craft beer.

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DR. GRINS COMEDY CLUB:

Dr. Grins has been featuring nationally acclaimed stand-up comedians and special comedic theatre since 1997. Dr. Grins says,  "remember laughter is the best medicine!" Dr. Grins is planning an event called "The Last Laugh" on Wednesday night, December 15.

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EVE:

Eve is a posh nightspot offering a big city night club experience. Guests looking to take the night to another level could take advantage of Eve's highly sought-after VIP Bottle Service.

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GILLY'S:

With the biggest and baddest smoker in town, Gilly's features the most tender, savory, and aromatic meats in West Michigan. Beef brisket, Amish chicken, pork butt and more were all on the menu at Gilly's.

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H.O.M.E.:

HOME stands for House of Music & Entertainment. The funky, casual joint played host to a variety of music genres including Rock, Blues, Tribute Bands, Indie, R&B, Country, Jazz, Folk, EDM and more.

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JUDSON'S:

Judson's is downtown Grand Rapids original boutique steakhouse proudly serving USDA prime aged beef. All steaks are hand-selected and custom cut.

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Gerrit Elzinga, a Dr. Grins employee who emcees shows stated,

"It’s a bummer and I hope we can open in a new place, but it still won’t be the same."

 

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