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Frozen yogurt shop adds lakeshore
A local frozen yogurt shop is expanding to the lakeshore.
Pump House, which opened its first shop in Grand Rapids in 2012, opened a second shop last week in downtown Grand Haven, at 20 N. Harbor Drive.
Pump House features 100 toppings and 14 yogurt-pumping stations.
“Not just for yogurt”
Karen Avery, Pump House owner, hopes to offer soups and sandwiches, as well as a baked-goods counter that offers homemade doughnuts, pastries and other desserts.
She added that she hopes to add other amenities at the shop, including a vintage photo booth, a soda fountain and an area for outdoor seating.
“Pump House wants to be a place that Grand Haven residents can visit year around and not just for yogurt,” Avery said. “We are creating a performance area that will showcase local talent.”
Pump House Grand Haven is nestled in a one story, 3,300-square-foott building, where Wirick Office Products was formerly housed.
The space has undergone renovations by Dan Vos Construction in Ada to turn it into a “vintage beach shack theme,” Avery said.
“For many people, Pump House, just like Grand Haven, is all about fun, especially in the summer,” Avery said. “We want to create a casual setting that mimics a fun, beach-front establishment.”
Avery said she expects to hire about 18 part-time staff for the shop.
The shop’s hours will run from noon to midnight, seven days a week, although the hours are expected to change seasonally.