“My wife and I bought the store three years ago and decided to move it to Grand Haven because there was nothing like it along the Lakeshore,” said Lance Wolters, who owns God’s Gifts Catholic Store with his wife, Lynn.
The store has been around for 14 years and was previously located in Wyoming. The Wolters moved the store in December 2011 to 20B N. Harbor Ave. in Grand Haven, in the other half of the Wirick’s Office Supply building.
“We took what was at one time their retail space,” Lance Wolters said, adding the office supply company still has a presence in the other half of the building.
The process that eventually led the couple to Grand Haven began several years ago when gift shopping.
“We went looking for a first-communion gift for our son,” Wolters said.
After trying two religious gift stores along the Lakeshore that were closed — one in Holland and one in Grand Haven — the couple was eventually referred to the Wyoming store. Upon arrival, Wolters said they found out the store was for sale and decided to eventually purchase it.
The Ferrysburg couple will be celebrating a grand opening for their store on Saturday. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday; it is closed Sundays.
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