- New ownership. Pumpernickels, located at 202 Butler St. in downtown Saugatuck, reopened in February under the ownership of Carrie and Phil Caldwell. Renovations have given the space a modern look, and the restaurant now serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with a waitstaff. The updated menu has some familiar items and some new signature cocktails and sandwiches.
- New location. Ryke’s Bakery, a well-known West Michigan favorite, opened in Holland at 660 Chicago Drive in January. The new location serves all of its iconic desserts, specializing in pastries, cupcakes, doughnuts, cakes, pies and cookies. The full-service cafe also offers mac and cheese, sandwiches, pasta, soups and more.
- New menu. The 205 Coffee Bar in Holland, located downtown at 205 Columbia Ave., expanded its menu back in November 2018. The coffee shop now serves cocktails, beer, wine and “Jacquecuterie” boards in addition to its signature coffees, teas, espresso, kombucha and desserts.
- New business. Get-Togethers, a partyware, decor and gift shop, opened in November 2018 in Zeeland at 152 E. Main Ave. Not just a shop, Get-Togethers specializes in hosting small to midsize events, including baby and bridal showers and birthday parties. Get-Togethers also sells modern and colorful party decorations and tableware, and offers custom balloon garlands and event styling.
Why buy local?
When you support a locally-owned business, more resources stay in the community and get reinvested in the economy.