West Olive eatery reopens

It's been five years since a restaurant operated at 7175 Lakeshore Ave.
Tribune Staff
Jan 17, 2013


With a new name, new ownership and a new style, the Sandy Point Beach House opened Jan. 10.

Co-owners Cory Holleman and Peter Krupp have been working on this project for the past three years. Renovations were made to the building before they could open it and serve food.

The atmosphere at Sandy Point is light and open. It is full of windows to accommodate summer dining as well as winter — a huge contrast to the dark brown, confined feel that it had before.

Marc Bedrosian patronized the location's old restaurant, Pigeon Lake Lodge, and said he enjoyed eating there with friends because it was a good halfway point between Grand Haven and Holland. He was looking forward to Sandy Point’s opening, and he quickly made reservations for him and his wife to dine with friends.

“It seems like it’s going to be quiet and comfortable," Bedrosian said. "A good change from the town atmosphere."

During the construction process, Holleman said the restaurant’s neighbors were supportive and encouraging.

Holleman prepares the food with Sandy Point’s other chef, Elliot Rappleye. Holleman calls the menu “seafood-centric” and “new American ingredient-focused cuisine.”

“We take the best ingredients and do as little harm to them as possible in the cooking process,” Holleman said.

He said they will serve high-end food, but still be "very approachable."

Sandy Point is open every day from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

— By Emily Anderson, Tribune intern



Thank You, for what I hope will be another fine dining experience in our area. I remember fondly, the good old days of yore, when this was a nice place to take a date for a nice meal. I'm sure that several of our posters will sample the cuisine and report on their experience. It's nice to see things moving forward though; brings a smile to my face, and hopefully yours.


Our first stop was a really a great dining experience! Have patiently been Waiting for a great restaurant in our area and this ones a real winner. Will be back often. Take the time to get a reservation it's been very busy. Article didn't mention it but they are closed Monday & Tuesday for the winter months.


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