New Downtown Grand Rapids Wine and Jazz Club to Open February 1


GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan – A new wine and jazz bar in downtown Grand Rapids will hold a slightly delayed grand opening next week when the indoor dining ban ends statewide.

GRNoir Wine & Jazz will open on February 1, according to a press release on Thursday.

Owners Shatawn and Nadia Brigham opened the jazz club in December, but focused on delivering wine and food to the curb, as coronavirus restrictions did not allow dining inside.

Shatawn is the only black sommelier in Grand Rapids and says he is eager to help customers discover new wines.

“We are delighted to open the doors to anyone who wants to enjoy fine wine and jazz, whether you know a lot or a little about them,” said Shatawn. “Whether you want to accompany our intriguing small plates with a glass or wine or order a case of wine, I am happy to discuss our stock of interesting and tasteful wines, perfect to share with your friends and family.”

GRNoir currently offers four levels in its wine club.

Wine can be shipped statewide.

The Brighams plan to feature local and regional jazz artists in live performances and will have live music during the grand opening on Monday and throughout the week.

The club will be open from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Saturday and will stay open later once the statewide restrictions are lifted.

“We want GRNoir to be a place of joy, a space for laughing and loving, for sharing stories and meeting old and new friends,” Nadia said. “As wine and jazz enthusiasts, we look forward to welcoming people from all walks of life and levels of experience to celebrate the rich histories and cultures of wine and jazz and the contributions of the world. ‘Black America to these spaces. “


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