GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- The first renters have begun moving into a newly-renovated building on the west side of Grand Rapids.
The former Israel's 7th St. showroom is now 7th St. Lofts, at 7th St. and Seward Ave. The three-story brick building has 25 apartments, with three- and four-bedroom units still available to lease.
A locally-owned cafe called Roots Brew will be in the ground floor.
"We're setting the trend in this west side, giving the people of Grand Rapids another opportunity to live, and breathe, and enjoy downtown Grand Rapids, without being directly downtown," said 7th St. Lofts partner Rob Calkins.
Another unique feature to the building is the inclusion of climate-controlled storage units available to tenants and the public. Until very recently, ordinances didn't allow storage units within city limits.