Terra Bagels to open downtown Grand Rapids location

Courtesy Terra Bagels

Terra Bagels is opening a location in the 40 Pearl/Michigan Trust Building in downtown Grand Rapids.

The bagel shop co-owned by Ken Sung, owner of Terra GR in Eastown, is opening a location at 40 Pearl St. NW in downtown Grand Rapids next month, according to CWD Real Estate Investment, which owns the Trust Building. Terra Bagels will fill the vacancy left by Ferris Coffee, which permanently closed its 40 Pearl location in May.

“We want to share with the downtown community our bagels and coffee program, and we feel, with our location and our ability for online ordering and fast pickup times, that we can provide a great experience for our new customers,” said Clark Frain, director of operations for Terra GR.

Terra Bagels’ menu is centered around “making the perfect bagel, as it should be.” The restaurant serves over a dozen different flavors of bagels boiled and baked fresh daily, as well as homemade schmears — an array of sandwiches highlighting its in-house crafted lox and pastrami program.

Terra Bagels has one other location in Grand Rapids’ Eastown neighborhood, at 1413 Lake Drive SE, adjacent to its farm-to-table sister restaurant Terra GR.

Completed in 1891 and designed by Solon S. Beman, architect of many Chicago landmark buildings, the Trust Building was at one time the tallest building in Michigan. President Theodore Roosevelt once addressed the city from the building, and it was the home of Gerald Ford’s first law office. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

“We continually look to increase the offerings of strong restaurant concepts, urban service uses and retailers to cater to our downtown office, entertainment and residential community,” said Scott Wierda, managing partner at CWD Real Estate Investment. “Terra Bagels will provide an excellent dining option to visitors at the surrounding hotels, the convention center and the surrounding corporate offices.”

Frain said as Grand Rapids continues its growth, Terra is “thrilled about the opportunity to be in a great location and share our bagels with the expanding downtown market.”

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