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The moment you’ve all been waiting for …

Our downtown Grand Rapids location will finally open this weekend!

On Saturday, Sept. 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. we will be hosting a grand opening celebration at our new location at 241 W. Fulton St. The first 112 customers to visit the location will receive grocery bags filled with our most popular items in honor of our 112-year history.

Our downtown location will offer the following features:

  • Custom corporate gifts
  • European deli
  • A large selection of Michigan and Grand Rapids products
  • Extensive selection of wine and beer
  • In-store educational events
  • Private label Russo’s brand products
  • To-go menu items
  • Dine-in eating options
  • Outdoor seating
  • Bar seating
  • Produce and dairy staples
  • Essential toiletries and home care items
  • Coffee, espresso and cappuccino bar by local roaster Herman’s Boy
  • Gelato bar

For more information on our downtown location, such as menu items, hours, and more, click here.

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*Grocery and Restaurant To Open This Summer In Downtown Grand Rapids

It’s official: This summer we will be expanding to a 4,500-square-foot second store location, located at 241 W. Fulton St. Our second location will feature catering, grocery, delivery, curbside pick-up and a 60-seat indoor and a 40-seat outdoor restaurant. For 112 years our family has been committed to the Grand Rapids community by offering one of the largest selections of wine, gourmet food, craft beer, liquor, kitchenware, homemade Italian entrees and more. We also plan on hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community celebration once construction is finished! 

“Since opening in 1905, my grandfather made it his mission to serve the Grand Rapids community. Our first location was on Division in what was known as ‘Little Italy.’ When we needed more room, we opened up on 29th Street. We always knew we would return to our roots and this second location will allow us to serve the downtown community as we once did 112 years ago.”

-Phil Russo, President, Russo’s International Market

For the past two years, Grand Rapids has been recognized as one of the top metropolitan areas in the country for economic development. According to Downtown Grand Rapids Inc., 183 residential units were added to the downtown Grand Rapids area in 2015, with an additional 1,437 proposed units to be developed shortly after. With the addition of the proposed units, downtown Grand Rapids would house 5,201 residential units. Downtown Grand Rapids’ goal is to reach 10,000 residential units within the downtown area by 2025.

With the growing number of downtown residents, the need for retail options within the downtown area is evident. Because of this growing need, we will offer much-needed grocery and deli items, fresh produce, wine and beer, pre-made meals and more at our Fulton Street location. The store will also be open later to better serve customers – something that is also a current issue within the downtown area.

“The Grand Rapids community has been so devoted to our family-business throughout the years, and our goal is to continue to serve the community to the best of our ability. We realized the lack of offerings for downtown residents, and this gave us the opportunity to return to downtown Grand Rapids and serve the growing residential population.”

-Phil Russo

We are proudly run by the 3rd and 4th generation Russo family members. In addition to a second store expansion, our store(s) offer the following services:

  • Catering for events, business meetings and more
  • Custom corporate gifts
  • Alcohol delivery
  • Grocery delivery
  • European deli
  • A large selection of Michigan and Grand Rapids products
  • Extensive selection of wine and beer
  • In-store educational events
  • Private label Russo’s brand products
  • **Dine-in eating options
  • **To-go menu items
  • **Curbside pickup
  • **Coffee, espresso and cappuccino bar
  • **Gelato bar
  • **Fresh produce

**only offered at Fulton Street location

The Fulton Street location is in addition to the our existing 18,000 sq. ft. location on 29th Street, which was purchased in 1976, and expanded in 2008. The 29th Street location will continue to offer its 45-foot deli case, with over 300 meats and cheeses from around the world, olives, fresh baked breads, oils, pastas with Russo’s sauces, our own homemade Villa Russo frozen entrees, a vast selection of craft beers and liquor, thousands of wines, kitchenware and more.

The expansion comes nearly two months after a rebrand to commemorate our historic 112 years in Grand Rapids. For more information on the opening of our second location, visit: russosgr.com/downtown, and follow us on Facebook, InstagramTwitter.

*Pending project approvals. Once finalized and renderings complete, expect follow-up with further details.

 

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New Products and Sales 5.2.16

Great sales and specials throughout the store this week, including a 2014 Cepa 21 Hito for only $10.99. Other great wine sales include a $9.99 rose on sale for $6.99. Also try out a classic favorite 2-year Wisconsin Cheddar on sale for $5.99/lb.

For those looking for a great EVOO option, try our best-selling Abruzzo Olive Oil that is on sale for $16.99 this week! See more sales below and of course, in store:

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Two Size Tiramisu and more!

This week at G.B. Russo & Son, you can find tons of great new sales and specials throughout the store, including tiramisu – now in two sizes – 6 oz and 16 oz.

We also have a few wine sales, including our wine of the week, a 2013 Bott Freres Sylvaner. Browse our flyer below and the countless sales in-store this week:

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111th Anniversary Sales – Week 2

Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for our 111th Anniversary kickoff event! There are great deals and events continuing throughout the whole month, so bookmark our anniversary page.

Highlights this month include our limited edition Gianduia Porter, with dark chocolate and roasted hazelnut flavors, as well as several giveaways including $111 gift certificates and more. Come check out all of the new delicious products we have throughout the store, as detailed in our flyer below:

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New: Jamon Iberico Salami

This week’s sales and specials include a new Jamon Iberico Salami new to our deli, as well as a continuation of our Salted Caramel Apple cannoli.

Browse our full ad below:

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Holiday Staples on Sale

Whatever your holiday traditions entail, you will find ingredients and staples to a successful gathering in this week’s sales and specials!

Havarti cheese is on sale for $7.99/lb, which is perfect for making day-after holiday ham sandwiches or you can stock up on Sahlen’s Smokehouse Ham for $6.99/lb as well.

Additionally, find select Colavita Pasta cuts on sale for only 99 cents as well as Anna Gnocchi on sale for $1.99.

Feeling dedicated enough to make your own cannoli for dessert? Bellino large cannoli shells are on sale for $4.99. If you’re not feeling up to it – grab some Salted Caramel Apple cannoli from the deli instead!

For more sales and specials view our ad below and, of course, in-store!

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Villa Russo Giveaway and more!

Check out this week’s specials including a very special event this Saturday, December 12  from 12pm to 2pm.

Neal Dionne will be sharing his delicious Baked Ziti and handing out his recipe! Ingredients for the recipe will be on sale, in addition to extreme discounts on select wines and you can enter to win housewares items, as well as a Villa Russo appetizer basket!

View our full ad below:

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Thanksgiving Week Sales

Enjoy the following sales and specials this week at G.B. Russo & Son and join us this Saturday for Small Business Saturday!

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November 2 Sales and Specials

Check out our sales and specials this week at G.B. Russo & Son! Holiday products are coming in – so stop in and make sure you take care of everyone on your list, including your Thanksgiving needs.

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