A Grand Rapids favorite is coming to the lakeshore.
Grand Rapids-based BarFly Ventures said yesterday it is planning to open a HopCat in downtown Holland by early 2019.
The 6,200-square-foot restaurant and bar will be located at 84 W. 8th St. and be part of Sperry’s Movie House and Retail Suites, a mixed-used development by Geenen DeKock Properties.
The location will seat 250 customers inside, there will be an outdoor area that can seat 70 customers.
“We’ve considered a Holland location for years but didn’t find the right opportunity until this project came forward,” said Mark Gray, CEO, BarFly Ventures. “With many HopCat fans — and even some of our employees — living in the Holland area, this new location will also make it more convenient for people living in and visiting Holland to pay us a visit.”
HopCat Holland will feature its own “unique interior and exterior design” and 80 taps.
The food menu will feature the chain’s signature Crack Fries, stuffed burgers, sandwiches, Detroit-style pizza and other favorites.
HopCat Holland will be the chain’s eighth Michigan location and its 18th overall.
The Geenen DeKock Properties development on West 8th Street will feature an 11-screen theater, retail, apartments, condominiums and a new 380-space parking deck.
The Business Journal previously reported the parking portion will be complete by June 2018, and the theater is scheduled to be complete by spring 2019.