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New downtown Grand Rapids wine and jazz club to hold grand opening Feb. 1

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Jan 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-28 12:54:44-05

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

GRNoir Wine & Jazz will open for indoor dining Feb. 1, according to a news release Thursday.

Owners Shatawn and Nadia Brigham opened the jazz club in December but focused on curbside delivery of wine and food since coronavirus restrictions did not allow indoor dining.

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

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

GRNoir currently offers four tiers in its wine club.

Wine can be shipped throughout the state.

The Brighams plan to feature local and regional jazz artists in live performances and will have live music at Monday’s grand opening and throughout the rest of the week.

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

“We want GRNoir to be a place for joy, a space to laugh and love, to share stories and meet friends old and new,” Nadia said. “As avid fans of wine and jazz, we’re eager to welcome folks of all backgrounds and experience levels so they can celebrate the rich histories and cultures of wine and jazz and Black America's contributions to these spaces.”