HOLLAND — A single of Holland’s popular vacationer destinations will quickly open a storefront on Eighth Street.
The announcement from Nelis’ Dutch Village, a theme park in Holland Township, is component of an settlement arrived at with downtown retailer Teerman’s — which will downsize to make place for the new retail outlet.
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Teerman’s, which occupies several storefronts on Eighth Road, has already positioned signage asserting the closure of its housewares section.
“It’s ironic mainly because company is seriously performing so well,” claimed proprietor Jeff Teerman. “This would’ve been the furthest issue from my mind, if you would questioned me last yr. But it’s truly a staffing difficulty. Immediately after the 3-month shutdown, we experienced difficulty receiving back again to our pre-pandemic staff degrees.”
Teerman’s will continue to occupy its west storefront, which residences clocks and patio furniture. The east storefront will be emptied to make home for Dutch Village Downtown.
“That’s our functioning identify proper now,” explained operator Joe Nelis. “We are super enthusiastic about staying capable to open up a retail store downtown. We are likely to appear down there with the full accompaniment of our Dutch and Michigan-themed goods, from souvenirs to Royal Delft.”
Nelis and his workforce will acquire possession of the space Friday, Oct. 1.
“We system to convey a couple of exceptional things downtown that have not been completed there nonetheless,” he explained. “And we will announce those people as we get nearer to opening. I feel we are heading to have a large amount of exciting.”
The announcement marks the end of a very long journey for the Dutch Village to safe a storefront in downtown Holland.
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“This has been in the functions for a selection of years already,” Nelis said. “It commenced with a typical knowing that downtown was carrying out seriously very well, and we wished to be component of that. But we were being constantly late to the match when it arrived to vacancies.
“When the pandemic strike, we knew we actually wanted to find a place for the reason that all that could run have been retail suppliers. We redoubled our attempts. And then, when this year came about, factors recovered properly. We are back again on track, and this enlargement is portion of our vision.”
The Dutch Village will lease the storefront from Teerman’s, which also owns Teerman Lofts in the room previously mentioned the retail store at 20 E. Eighth St.
“We hope to be down there for a extensive time,” Nelis said. “We are hunting ahead to working with Teerman’s and we assume we’re heading to have a good connection with them.”
Even though Teerman’s is marketing the closure of its housewares department, sales will not likely commence for really a when.
“We preferred to give prospects an possibility to occur in and get the goods they could possibly really want before they’re absent,” Teerman said. “We’ll possibly begin jogging out of issues in late July or August, and then we’ll get started thinking about discounting items.”
Even although Teerman didn’t plan on downsizing this year, he’s looking forward to the opportunities.
“I would actually like to increase our hours and get back again to regular,” he stated. “We have been informed that Joe was looking for a area downtown and it just appeared like the timing was correct. Downtown Holland is this kind of a vivid spot with these types of a shiny future, and we are so thrilled to be part of that.”