Ebels new coffee shop offers bridge to community

Ribbon-cutting for coffee shop, clothing store comes a year after Reed City location opened

REED CITY — Ebels General Store held a ribbon-cutting and official grand opening ceremony for their new clothing store, as well as the new coffee shop, The Bridge.

The ceremony happened two days after the first anniversary of Ebels General store opening in Reed City. 

The origin of The Bridge Coffee Shop came from Laura Bennett's grandmother, who was an influence on her and her family.

"As Laura grew up and had her own family, she realized that grandma had done something for us all when we were little. She had made a bridge for our families to come together," Mark Ebels said.

Bennett wanted to make a coffee shop that would serve as a bridge for families to come together in her community, similar to how her grandmother's house was for her and her family.

"It is awesome because that's the first thing the good Lord gave us was our family," Ebels said.