Bakery to open third location


A partial rendering of the 40,000-square-foot development in downtown Holland featuring a movie theater and restaurant and retail spaces. Courtesy Charter House Innovations

The owners of a custom dessert bakery plan to open a third location in downtown Holland next spring.

Co-owners Jason Kakabaker and Peter Jacob will open the third location of their business, The Cakabakery, in March 2019.

It will be part of an $8-million, three-story, more than 42,000-square-foot project called West Eighth at 102 W. Eighth St. in downtown Holland.

The development was announced in 2017 and construction began early this year.

Kakabaker said the new shop will offer “a fine selection every day of grab ’n’ go items,” including “cakes by the slice” and other newly developed desserts.

It also will sell beverages from Rowster Coffee in Grand Rapids.

The co-owners plan to hire five to six new employees to staff the bakery.

The original Cakabakery is at 919 E. Fulton St. in Grand Rapids, and the second is at 48 E. Lakewood Blvd. in Holland.

Development details

The multi-use West Eighth development occupies nearly an entire city block. Plans call for retail space, a HopCat brewpub, The Cakabakery and a 10-screen Sperry’s Movie House theater.

Firms on the project

Holland-based contractor Geenen DeKock Properties, or GDK, launched the project as part of a plan to connect downtown Holland to the farmers’ market, Civic Center and the waterfront.

The Cakabakery will lease its 1,100-square-foot space from GDK.

Bakery co-owner Jacob is doing the interior design for the space.

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