HopCat to open downtown Holland location

The new HopCat will be housed at 84 West 8th Street, as part of a large-scale downtown mixed use development project at West Eighth being developed by Geenen DeKock Properties. The development will also include a 11-screen cinema, retail shops, apartments, condominiums and a new parking deck providing 380 spaces.(Courtesy | BarFly Ventures)

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — A HopCat restuarant will open in downtown Holland by early 2019.

The 6,200-square-foot restaurant at 84 West 8th Street will be part of a large-scale downtown mixed use development project at West Eighth being developed by Geenen DeKock Properties, BarFly Ventures announced Tuesday, April 16.

The development will include a 11-screen cinema, retail shops, apartments, condominiums and a new parking deck providing 380 spaces.

HopCat will seat 250 people, with an outdoor dining area that can accommodate another 70 people.

The new HopCat will feature 80 taps and a unique interior and exterior design that continues HopCat’s tradition of no two HopCat locations looking the same.

“We’ve considered a Holland location for years but didn’t find the right opportunity until this project came forward,” said Mark Gray, CEO of HopCat parent company BarFly Ventures, in a press release announcing the new location. “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 operates as far south as Port St. Lucie, Fla., and as far west as Lincoln, Neb. HopCat’s 16th and 17th locations are expected to open in St. Louis and Grand Rapids later this year.

The restaurant’s menu is known for its stuffed burgers, signature sandwiches, Detroit-style pizza, Killer Mac & Cheese, Pretzel Nuggz and award-winning Crack Fries, named among the nation’s 10 best French fries by Food Network Magazine.

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