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HopCat plans second location in Grand Rapids
A locally based chain of beer bars is planning to open another location in town.
Grand Rapids-based BarFly Ventures said today that HopCat is coming to the Celebration Village development off of Knapp Street NE in Grand Rapids.
The restaurant and bar is scheduled to open this fall and will be located at 2183 E. Beltline Ave. NE.
It will be the seventh HopCat in Michigan and the 17th overall.
The location will allow HopCat to serve customers who "might not make it downtown very often,” where the original HopCat is located, said Mark Gray, CEO, HopCat.
“We also like that it’s close to its own set of entertainment attractions, such as Meijer Gardens and Celebration! Cinema,” Gray said.
The existing 6,150-square-foot building will undergo renovations to seat 250 customers. An outdoor dining area will seat an additional 70 customers.
The full-service bar will feature a cocktail menu and 80 taps for beer and hard cider, including regional favorites, seasonal selections and limited-run offerings from around the world.
The food menu will feature signature HopCat items, including stuffed burgers, sandwiches, Detroit-style pizza, Killer Mac N Cheese, Pretzel Nuggz and Crack Fries, named among the nation’s “10 best french fries” by Food Network Magazine.
The opening coincides with HopCat celebrating 10 years since opening the original HopCat in 2008.