GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — It was challenging year for businesses around the country and West Michigan was no exception.
“The COVID-19 pandemic inflicted unprecedented destruction on restaurant and hotel operators across the state, with thousands closing their doors forever. For those that remain, erratic supply chains, crippling inflation and a persistent virus continue to complicate their day-to-day operations,” Michigan Restaurant & Lodging Association President & CEO Justin Winslow stated earlier this month in a news release commending the approval of business aid.
Here are some of the Grand Rapids-area places we’ve said goodbye to in 2021:
Apothecary Off Main | 76 Monroe Center NW, Grand Rapids
Closed: Feb. 28
The boutique store on Monroe Center between Ionia and Ottawa Avenue closed after six years in business.
“We will miss all the wonderful people we have come to know here and this…