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BBQ restaurant opens in downtown GR

Posted: 2:52 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-16 14:52:44-05
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A new barbecue restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids opened for the first time Tuesday morning.

Sparks BBQ, a Traverse City-based restaurant, moved into the space at 15 Ionia Ave. near the Van Andel Arena.

The menu offers barbecue items that are exclusively prepared in a smoker. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.