Metro Detroit’s Buddy’s Pizza to Open Its Doors in Grand Rapids

January 22, 2019

Detroit-style pizza fans: rejoice! Buddy's Pizza is its opeing its doors in Grand Rapids this Spring.

The pizzeria is expected to open its doors at 4061 28th St. SE, the former site of Carrabba's Italian Grill. With 12 locations throughout Southeastern Michigan, it was only a matter of time before they began moving West.

Over the weekend Buddy's Pizza began teasing at the big move on their social media outlets with post captioned: "Pizza and beer are the perfect pair. Our next location is in one of the many Michigan cities with a great beer scene." On Monday, the group reposted a 2017 mLive aticle reporting Carrabba's closing with an ominous "winky emoji".

Managing partner of CWD Real Estate Investment, Scott Wierda, played a major role in bringing Buddy's Pizza to Grand Rapids. While the property may not be a part of CWD's diverse portfolio of West Michigan properties, Wierda happily obliged to assisted with the deal for the sake of great pizza and comraderie. At the end of the day, CWD is excited to bring Buddy's Pizza to Grand Rapids, making it another first-to-market deal for the group.

Buddy's Pizza is expected to open its doors this Spring at 4061 28th St. SE.


CWD Real Estate Investment is a leading, local real estate investment and property management firm in Grand Rapids. Formed in 2008 by partners Sam Cummings, Scott Wierda, and Dan DeVos, CWD commits to strengthening the urban center and community of Grand Rapids by making strategic investments that provide high-quality places to work, eat, shop, live, and be entertained.