Mar 15, 2021Bowerman Blueberries opens downtown retail location, expands farm market
West Michigan’s family-owned Bowerman Blueberries will offer its farm-fresh produce, baked goods and sweets year-round at a new cafe in downtown Holland.
The restaurant will be located at the corner of Eight Street and Central Avenue, which formerly housed the Alpenrose Restaurant and Sandcastle for Kids.
“We are thankful that the Bowerman family is opening an excellent restaurant in downtown Holland,” said Elsa Prince Broekhuizen, owner of the property. “Their reputation has spread throughout West Michigan and many locals, as well as those passing through our city, have come to enjoy their farm-fresh healthy foods and tasty treats.”
The Bowerman family is also expanding the size of their flagship operation – from 3,600 square feet to 7,200 – on their 100-acre farm at 15793 James St.
Open since 1954, the James Street location will double the size of its bakery and retail space, offer drive-thru window service, install walk-up ice cream windows and create 40 more parking spaces for a total of more than 90.
“We’ve been bursting at the seams on James Street over the past two to three years,” President Tom Parker said. “We’re taking our local family farm to a downtown urban setting since direct-to-consumer sales is the future of Bowerman Blueberries.”