Page said she is excited about the possibilities, especially with all the new activity taking place on the east side.
“It just seems like people are getting out down there,” she said.
The ice cream parlor isn’t the only new business opening its doors on Grand Haven’s east side. Brent Playford opened a small restaurant called Shepies in the building that was recently known as Mariner's Deli, 103 S. Beechtree St.
“We’re basically fulfilling our dream more than anything else,” he said.
Playford said the restaurant is open seven days a week and serves everything from breakfast to dinner.
“We care about what we serve,” he said. “We’re not just there to have a restaurant and make a couple of bucks.”
These new businesses and neighbors follow other improvements in the area — including a street and infrastructure project, and work at a riverside park.
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