Kate Avery

Kate Avery

Like so many of the Roots regulars, Kate was born and raised in Grand Rapids but had to move away to love the city all over again. She read an article in the Grand Rapids Press about the opening of Roots Brew Shop in 2016. She wanted to meet Mallory because she...
THE ROMANCE OF THE STRUGGLE

THE ROMANCE OF THE STRUGGLE

I’ll be honest, I enjoy a good romcom, like When Harry Met Sally, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, One Small Hitch, you know the kind. There’s just something about happy endings and life working out just so. I think it’s a habit of our culture, we romanticize most things...
Avrey Smith

Avrey Smith

You can’t help but smile when talking with Avrey Smith. It’s immediately evident how much he loves his life and his community. A Grand Rapidian since birth, Avrey, was introduced to Roots by Hillary Morgan, a former barista at the shop. She was his Young...