Local Coffee Shop Closes Doors for Good

Local coffee shop, The Grind closed its doors Monday, Jan. 13 after nearly 20 years of business, sources confirmed.

Information was relayed to Wyandotte Patch that the closure was due to owner Rose Henry's retirement.

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John S. Cieslowski January 13, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Good for Rose I guess, good to retire - hopefully it was a happy retirement. I hope someone else buys it soon so we can keep downtown lively. Someone want to donate a hundred grand and I'll re-open it (and redo the place next door)
Christy January 13, 2014 at 02:40 PM
Sad to see a piece of my life closed.. I spent every night here with friends and made many friends back before i married. Thanks for my memories Grind!
Pat Clarkson January 13, 2014 at 04:09 PM
Hate to see it go. Loved seeing all the motorcycles parked out front and sitting out there
Kathy Lowczykowska Stuart January 13, 2014 at 04:32 PM
Thanks for the memories Rose:)
Amanda Baker January 13, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Tongues is better anyway anytime I went into the grind the owner seemed like I was bothering her by her having to stop her convo to wait on me... assuming she didn't finish her convo first I wasn't impressed
Veronica Woytowicz January 13, 2014 at 06:01 PM
Going to miss the chai tea. Congrats to Rose
Carol Khoury January 13, 2014 at 06:10 PM
its too bad the Patch doesn't consult the owner of a business when they do a story on it. Huh, I thought the 1st rule in journalism is to check your facts. Obviously, the Patch isn't a reliable source of news......... what a shame.
maggie henry January 13, 2014 at 06:16 PM
i agree with carol! ^^^
Karen R January 13, 2014 at 07:00 PM
I agree with Carol too! The real reasons for the loss of The Grind is not due to Rose just giving it up and retiring. She tried to sell it and keep this beloved and Iconic Coffeehouse a Wyandotte Gem. Perhaps you should ask the owner of the building what really happened. I will miss Rose and The Grind, she ALWAYS had a smile for everyone who came in to her shop. Amanda Baker is wrong.
Earl of Sandwich January 13, 2014 at 07:03 PM
Why is it really closing?
Taniesha Stephens January 13, 2014 at 07:40 PM
I've never actually been to The Grind, but, i couldn't imagine Rose being rude or unprofessional! I absolutely love her! I have to wonder rather Amanda Baker was woman enough to express herself? I'm assuming she wasn't, yet, she is cowardly bashing someone online. Typical!
Angel Doherty January 13, 2014 at 08:06 PM
We loved it there. Kids and I would go and get smoothies. Everyone there has always been nice.
Carl Marschner January 13, 2014 at 11:06 PM
The atmosphere in The Grind was nice, but the coffee was the WORST I ever had. Java Joe's, BC Beans, Le Jive, ENERGIE, and Tongue's all beat the place hands down.
Lynn Eberts Steffensky January 14, 2014 at 12:10 AM
Where do you get your facts? Always check with the people directly involved or business owner!
Lynn Eberts Steffensky January 14, 2014 at 12:16 AM
Question: Who supplied you with the information? Sounds like they are not a credible resource for you
sam beausejour January 14, 2014 at 08:35 AM
The owner of joes hamburgers raised the rent so high it was unaffordable to stay. Thus forced out downtowns favorite coffee shop. So sad. Burger stand comming soon
Jeremy Gyorke January 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM
For the past 3 1/2 to 4 years the Grind has been my office away from my home office. I have met probably over a hundred people there and many great ideas were born there. I am thankful for all of the support and love Rose and her family gave me and Wyandotte Family Church. If anyone knows how to get a hold of Rose please let her know I am praying for her and her family. I pray that God would sustain them and use this situation to turn out to be a blessing for them. That is one thing I've learned about God. Those who follow and trust in Him, even the junk in our lives is somehow turned into Soul Art. God bless you Rose and I pray the best for you and your family!!!
Karen R January 14, 2014 at 10:25 AM
Still waiting for an ACCURATE UPDATE from the PATCH ...Rose DID NOT retire!
michelle January 14, 2014 at 11:10 AM
Maybe someone can get Rose' contact info to Andrew. Seems like he is waiting on more info.
Cathy Wilson January 14, 2014 at 11:11 AM
Thanks Jeremy for the positive comment.
Andrew Thurlow (Editor) January 14, 2014 at 11:14 AM
This story was written as a conversation via iPhone and therefore cannot be updated. Please see followup story on homepage. Thanks.
James Trickington January 14, 2014 at 12:55 PM
^^this is what happens when the editor doesn't live in/isn't from Wyandotte and is fresh out of college with nearly no professional experience. *facepalm*
Mike Stevenson January 16, 2014 at 11:55 AM
The info was edited to protect the people involved, the real story about the Grinds demise is common knowledge among the business professionals in the city and it really is unfair of mz Henry to use her circumstances to slander the new owner and his business reputation after all the city does not need another failed restaurant to add to its history.
Phil Gyford January 17, 2014 at 11:46 AM
James, for a kid who is fresh out of college he's got more experience than the two the previous editors combined. He's worked for like 5 different publications and he's only 25, accordinf to his Facebook page. If a story is mesaured only by it's reader traffic or comments, then this kid is a genius. We make the stories what they are. Not to mention he got your attention. I doubt the News Herald would have picked it up, if the previous story didn't have over 90 comments. Think before you talk or type next time. You look like an ahole picking on a kid who can't defend himself. I'm sure u bullied kids in high school too.


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