GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — In a space that was originally home to Wealthy Food Market and  Art of the Table imagined a different kind of party store: one that caters to a gathering of friends, a cozy night by the fire, or a porch party on a hot summer’s eve.

After an extensive renovation project, led by Steve & Amy Ruis and marked by a commitment to sustainable, local work, Art of the Table was born – and received a Historic Preservation Award from the City of Grand Rapids.

Since the beginning, Amy and Art of the Table have been involved in many community programs and issues, starting with her involvement in the Wealthy Street Business Alliance. 

As one of the founding board members of Local First West Michigan, Amy dedicated a good deal of time working to grow the organization as well as being a Local First ‘ambassador’ to the community. 

Art of the Table also supports many local nonprofits like Home Repair Services, Lighthouse Communities, Baxter Community Center, Grand Rapids Organization for Women and many local private & public schools.

In 2013, Amy and Kate Leeder (former cheesemonger at Art of the Table) began a new partnership and opened Aperitivo in the Downtown Market.

Aperitivo has a full service cheese and charcuterie counter staffed with knowledgeable cheesemongers and charcuterie experts who are their to help you discover your old and new favorites.

Guest can sit at the bar for aperitivos or, on beautiful Michigan days, sit outside on the patio for a cheese plate, wine, beer or cider.

Entertaining at home? Love to entertain but never have enough time? Aperitivo can help you create your own cheese and charcuterie platter.

Need a platter ready for you to pick up? Learn more about our catering.

Want to rent our space? Contact us

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