‘Everyone feels welcome’

Shatawn and Nadia Brigham, owners of GRNoir in downtown Grand Rapids. (Photo by MLive)


‘Everyone feels welcome’ at GRNoir Wine & Jazz diverse downtown Grand Rapids venue

By Skyla Jewell-Hammie, MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – In the heart of downtown Grand Rapids, is a venue where people of all races, ages and lifestyles are coming to enjoy a variety of wine, food and live jazz.

The owners of GRNoir Wine & Jazz, Shatawn and Nadia Brigham, said they were very intentional about creating a diverse space when they opened in December 2020.

The Black couple feels they have achieved a level of diversity unlike any other venue in Grand Rapids.

Read the full story on MLive.

Northern Initiatives is proud to support the Brighams and GRNoir. We admire how they’ve stuck with their values through thick and thin. Read their success story here.

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