GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- A staple in Grand Rapids' Eastown neighborhood closed its doors Friday night.
The mother and daughter behind Kava House are getting out of the coffee business. Their shop opened on Lake Drive 23 years ago.
Customers took to social media to say their goodbyes and share pictures of the Eastown business's final day. They also stopped in to say goodbye.
Earlier this month, the owners announced the sale of the business, first telling employees and then the public.
"I expected today to be like this: loud, and boisterous, and laughing, and busy, because that's what the Kava House has been over the last two decades," said co-owner Leigh Vandermolen. "It's kind of like a greasy spoon, a bar. That's the feeling you get. You get to know your customers really really well."