I am a lifelong resident of the Cascade/Ada neighborhood and have extensive background in food retail, having worked 15 plus years for my family's business, D&W Food Centers before it was sold to Spartan Stores in 2006. Prior to that I worked clothing retail which really helped me understand personalized service. I am passionate about great service and great products, and anyone who knows me knows I LOVE to entertain. The larger supermarket setting was always a bit of a misfit for me . . . I wanted to work in a smaller, more personalized environment where I could focus on sourcing and selling really, really great, unique products, and developing personal relationships with suppliers -- the people that produced the products I was selling. That's difficult to do in a large retail setting. I also wanted to build personal relationships with my customers. I love our "cool little market" in the heart of Ada. We're a neighborhood destination for our Starbucks coffee, special products and unique giftware. We also carry the largest selection of Michigan products in our area - we're passionate about local and regional food. There are so many great food artisans in Michigan and we're proud to know many of them personally and sell their products. We're also growing our base more regionally and becoming a destination for those same reasons. That's very exciting. We have a great crew and I'm proud to work with all of them. We have a lot of fun, we love our customers and doing what we do. I love hearing from our customers and always respond. If you've got something to share with me, a question I can help you with, or a suggestion please feel free to contact me at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


Sarah joined our team in October of 2007 and came to us by way of Martha's Vineyard where she was Beverage Catering and Rental Manager. Prior to Martha's, she spent time at the Chop House as Dining Room Manager and before that, worked with our friend Rimple from Bar Divani where she was the General Manager and worked with his team to develop and open their very successful and unique restaurant in downtown Grand Rapids. In all, she comes to Grand River Grocery with over 15 years of restaurant and retail management experience.  Sarah began with Grand River Grocery as our Beverage and Catering Manager and in February of 2010, was promoted to the position of General Manager.  As General Manager Sarah wears many different hats for our business!  She oversee's all day to day operations of both the market and kitchen, as well as our beverage and catering business.  She is our resident "wine expert" and mom to three kids - Sophie, Hazel and Jasker.  Sarah is also passionate about community service and volunteers her time to many organizations, in particular JDRF which is close to her heart.  Sarah can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).