Holland HopCat opening Saturday

HopCat opening Saturday

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HOLLAND, MI — HopCat, the popular restaurant and craft beer bar, will open its newest location Saturday in Holland.

The 6,200-square-foot space is located at 80 W. 8th St., amid the “West Eighth” development that features a movie theater, retail shops, apartments and a 380-space parking deck. It has seating for 160 people.

“Holland has gone from what was once more of a sleepy town maybe a couple decades ago to a really vibrant community,” said Joe Sonheim, a spokesperson for Barfly Ventures, HopCat’s Grand Rapids-based parent company. “We’re just excited to be a part of that and find ways that we can give back and, at the end of the day, serve great burgers, great beer and great craft food.”

It will be HopCat’s eighth location in Michigan and its 17th overall. Outside of Michigan, HopCat has restaurants in Indianapolis, Kansas City, Minneapolis, St. Louis, Lexington, Kentucky; Louisville, Kentucky; Lincoln, Nebraska; Madison, Wisconsin; and Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The restaurant will open at 11 a.m. The first 200 people in line will win free cosmik fries for a year. The fries, one of HopCat’s signature items, are beer-battered and seasoned with cracked pepper. The restaurant will offer all customers free Cosmik fries Saturday.

As part of its grand opening, the restaurant will also offer 20 percent off all HopCat apparel.

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