Squibb to Open New Location at the Downtown Market

Posted on March 5, 2021 by Downtown Market

The Grand Rapids Downtown Market today announced that Squibb, a local coffee shop with locations on both Wealthy and Fulton, is opening a location inside the Market Hall in early June. Squibb’s downtown concept will offer a unique menu to this location, with a continued focus on offering a traditional yet approachable café experience.

Owned by father-daughter team Dennis and Mallory Squibb, Squibb was born out of the desire to create community by connecting people over a cup of coffee. Mallory Squibb wanted to establish a cozy neighborhood spot that was evocative of the well-established urban cafés she and Dennis frequented during her childhood, while maintaining a warm, local atmosphere.

“When I was growing up, we’d visit coffee shops for fun,” said Mallory Squibb. “It became a family pastime, and now it’s the family business. It’s such a pleasure to work with my dad and live out this dream together of creating cafés that cultivate a knowledgeable, yet approachable atmosphere that encourages people to connect—with us, with our baristas, and with one another.”

Squibb's baristas are constantly staying abreast of current coffee trends and developments, and are committed to coffee and community. Using traditional preparation techniques, Squibb's baristas are known for crafting specialty, signature, and made to order espresso, coffee and tea beverages. The full menu of espresso drinks utilizes a rotation of seasonal house-made syrups and mixes that are made from scratch with fresh and local ingredients, as well as a variety of ethically sourced coffee beans from Onyx Coffee.

Squibb will also feature a light menu of toasts including an avocado option, along with a vegan toast made with tahini and gigande beans. For something sweeter, they’ll feature a toast topped with Bellwether ricotta, strawberry hibiscus jam and pistachios. Whole bean coffee will also be available for purchase at this new location.

Squibb looks forward to welcoming guests to both indoor and outdoor seating space in hopes that it will serve as a gathering place for the downtown community. “It’s important to me that Squibb is a place where people come to share a great cup of coffee with a friend, and our concept for this downtown location is designed with that in mind,” said Squibb. “I’ve always loved the Downtown Market because of the sense of community and collaboration it inspires. We’re excited to contribute to the communal energy of the Market Hall and engage with those who haven’t yet experienced Squibb.”

“Squibb is a local favorite, and we’re excited Mallory and Dennis have chosen the Downtown Market for their third location,” said Mimi Fritz, Downtown Market president and CEO. “The local businesses in our Market Hall are known for being some of the very best, and Squibb’s passion and quality is a perfect addition to that lineup.”

Squibb plans to open in early June. Squibb’s new space will be located next to Pho616 and Slows Bar-B-Q.