Moving into a mobile home in the city of Cedar Springs is exciting, especially if this is your first actual home. That said, leaving an apartment home moving into a multi-bedroom house means you will likely need to buy a few items that you never needed before, like furniture for your foyer. As a result, it may be helpful to know where you can buy new furniture and other important necessities like food, alcohol and flannel pajamas. Thus, to assist you, here is a non-exhaustive list of the top places to shop in Cedar Springs.
Before you can outfit your home’s mudroom, you should probably stock up on groceries. The good news is that there are more than 30 grocery stores in the vicinity of Cedar Springs. The top grocery store in the city is, without a doubt, Meijers. If you have never had the pleasure of shopping at a Meijers, then you’re in for a big surprise. This grocery store chain typically stays open 24 hours, has household products, food, alcohol, clothing, sporting goods, and the list goes on. Ofcourse, Meijers is on the pricier side, so if you just want some affordable groceries then your next best bet is Save-A-Lot.
Wine and Beer Specialty Shops
In addition to some snacks, it always pays to know where the wine, beer and beverage stores are. If you are strictly a wine person, then the Country Vineyard in Rockford is a great option, and so is Cap & Cork in Comstock Park. That said, if you are not a wine lover, that is perfectly okay. Cedar Springs is home to several breweries and distilleries, so you should have no trouble finding your favorite IPA at Bier Distillery in Comstock Park or Two J’s Beverage & Party Shoppe in Grand Rapids. If you do happen to make it out to Grand Rapids, you should definitely check out Bourbon Street, a wine, beer and ale wholesaler — you can thank us later.
Drug and Convenient Stores
When it comes to drug and convenience stores, Cedar Springs has the stores you would expect. For instance, you can find a local Rite Aid, a nearby CVS Pharmacy, and Meijers also has a pharmacy. In terms of convenience, obviously places like Meijers and CVS Pharmacy tend to stay open later. As a result, if you need cough medicine in the middle of the night, you can easily go and get some. Thus, these two drug stores/pharmacies rank pretty high here. There is also a Cedar Springs Pharmacy to consider, especially if you are looking for the best prices on prescriptions.
Since Cedar Springs is a tight-knit community, giving back and making sure your neighbors are holding up okay is practically an everyday occurrence. Consequently, there is no shortage of donation centers, thrift stores, charitable organizations and consignment shops in and around Cedar Springs. So, if you are looking for a bargain or looking to donate some home furnishings, then you can stop by the Goodwill Store & Donation Center, Cedar Chest Consignment Shop, the Rustic Roof and Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. Nearby, you will find Rowland Surplus Sales, Mel Trotter Ministries Thrift Stores and the North Kent Connect Store.
Clothing and Flannel Stores
If you are new to Cedar Springs, you may have heard some talk about the annual and ongoing Red Flannel Festival. There is no denying the fact that this city has a rich and long history when it comes to flannel, and therefore it only makes sense that you would want to know where you can get quality flannel in the flannel capital of Michigan. Well, you can take a quick drive to the Red Flannel Factory in Rockford, or you can pretty much find wonderful flannel apparel at The Hawk’s Nest on Main Street, Burlington Coat Factory, T.J. Maxx, Cedar Chest, or at various shopping centers in the area. If you do not want to be dressed in head-to-toe flannel just yet, there are also other clothing stores, including Flaunt It Sportswear, Nadia’s Closet, Glik’s and Reva Jane Lifestyle Co.
Cedar Springs is also home to a handful of jewelry stores. Here, the top jeweler is definitely Daniel J. Reynolds. Not a big chain jewelry store, Daniel J. Reynolds offers quality and custom service to the community of Cedar Springs and continues to receive rave reviews for his talent, work and expertise. That said, if you are looking for a chain store, then there are several in Grand Rapids and Rockford — West Michigan Jewelry Exchange, DeVO Originals, DeVries Jewelry Store, and more.
Pet Supply Shops
In terms of pet supplies shops or stores, Cedar Springs has got your furry friend covered. Here if you are looking for the best pet supply store, then look no further than Gilder Goodies on Main Street or Tractor Supply Co on 17 Mile Road. These local pet supply stores have just about everything your pet could need. Moreover, if by some chance you are looking for an animal feed store, then Cedar Springs Mill And Supply can also assist you. There is a Chow Hound Pet Supplies in Grand Rapids worth checking out if you and your four-legged best friend want the full treatment, which includes self-serve dog wash stations and premium pet foods plus treats.
Sporting Goods Stores
For you sports lovers out there, you have a few sporting goods stores not too far away like B&H Sporting Goods, Darkhouse Spearing Supply, Capak Richard & Patricia Sports Wear, Pegasus Sports and Tommy’s in Grand Rapids. Obviously, depending on your hobbies and recreational needs, you may find yourself at B&H Sporting Good before you end up at Tommy’s in Grand Rapids, which mainly deals with all things boat-related, including boat sales, boat repairs and watersports equipment. Furthermore, Pegasus Sports and Capak Richard & Patricia Sports Wear focus more on the apparel side of things versus the sports equipment. So, just make sure you keep that in mind when you plan a day of sporting goods shopping with the family.
Furniture and Home Decor Stores
Finally, you made it this far, so back to your foyer and mudroom furniture needs. Cedar Springs has almost a dozen or so furniture and home décor stores you can go to town in. Places like Value City Furniture in Kentwood, Talsma Furniture in Grand Rapids, Amish Warehouse Furniture & Gifts and Carvings & More are excellent stores to find what you need to put your own personal touches on your mobile home’s entryway. While you are at it, you should also stop by Cookies Collectibles, the Resale Republic in Rockford, The Furniture Shed in Greenville, and Bell’s Home Furnishing in Rockford to see if they have anything unique, yet useful, for that mudroom you never had in your previous apartment.
At the end of the day, Cedar Springs is a great place to lay down roots and has ample shopping. So, if you were concerned about moving to a smaller town that loves its flannel wear like no other, you can be rest assured knowing that Cedar Springs is a wonderful little town with so much to offer — whether it is affordable housing, a close-knit community, local eateries, job opportunities, great schools, or limitless shopping. That said, if you would like more information about the stores and shopping centers mentioned above, why not hop in your car when you have some free time and check them out just for fun?