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Cambridge & Sussex

Cambridge & Sussex

Rissa Thomas 115 Views

Cambridge & Sussex will bring all facets of the community together by featuring local products, artists, authors, musicians, and chefs. There will be an intimate acoustic set every Friday, a traditional British Roast hosted by a different local chef every Sunday, and art galleries, book readings/signings, and community parties every month.

Cambridge & Sussex will also have the largest selection of high quality tea in the city and be the only place in Grand Rapids that provides an authentic afternoon tea for all diets every day of the week.


Cambridge & Sussex is a creative project that is about more than just tea and cocktails; it’s about education, culture, diversity, and inclusivity. I want to take everything I learned while traveling the world and create a unique cultural experience in Grand Rapids.

What I Will Do With $5,000

A $5,000 grant would go toward giving Cambridge & Sussex a place to call home.

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About Rissa Thomas

I have a passion for traveling and consuming entirely too much food and drink. I've met so many amazing people along my travels that have inspired me to open my own cafe and bar so I can spread that same love and compassion to everyone visiting or living in Grand Rapids.

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