The B.O.B. is located in downtownGrand Rapids. The 70,000-square-foot, four-story,red brick building was constructed in 1903 asJudson's grocery warehouse. It stood vacant fordecades before The Gilmore Collection began itstransformation, saving it from demolition.
Its casual appeal, large size and age inspiredthe name The B.O.B. - an acronym for Big Old Building.The B.O.B. offers each individual a different experienceand houses several restaurants, a cigar lounge, a microbrewery,banquet rooms, a comedy club, a dance club, a billiards hall,live jazz and a wine cellar. The microbrewery - B.O.B.'s Houseof Brews - regularly wins awards around the country. The B.O.B.hosts several weekly activities like Mug Club, Wine School,and Jazz night, not to mention performances by nationallytouring comedians and theatre productions.