Former Longnecks demolished to make room for Tim Hortons

Demolition machines made a meal out of the former Longnecks Grille & Tavern, 1506 S. Beacon Blvd., on Friday. Demolition machines chewed through the former eatery attached to the Days Inn to make way for a new development on the site - a Tim Hortons/Coldstone Creamery. Developers for the Tim Hortons project received approval from the Grand Haven Planning Commission earlier this year to construct the 2,510-square-foot restaurant. The development won't be attached to the hotel, and it will include a drive-through and be open 24 hours.
Alex Doty
Apr 30, 2011


The Grand Haven location is one of the first in West Michigan. There are currently locations in the Detroit area, Lansing and northern Michigan.

Tim Hortons is a restaurant chain that opened in Canada in 1964, specializing in coffee and baked goods. The chain has more than 3,000 locations in Canada and

more than 500 locations in the U.S.

The restaurant chain was named after Canadian hockey player Tim Horton, who played 24 seasons in the National Hockey League. He co-founded the chain and died in a car crash in 1974.

Developers said that they hope to have the new eatery open this summer.



I like the idea of a new Restaurant in the Area.. By why does it have to include another Cold Stone Creamery? Isn't there already one in the Grand Haven Area. This place better be good for the area, otherwise It will bomb just like all the other non successful businesses in the area. Grand Haven City seems to be very selective when it comes to this and it's wrong. This is a Lake Shore community that really hasn't got a lot to offer food wise, and people are tired of the same old thing, Pizza, Burgers, Mexican. They need a 24 hour Diner/ Breakfast other than Russ and Rendevous which sells the most tasteless food ever. And are only open certain hours/ day's of the week.


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