Dad reopens SL eatery

A local Mexican restaurant that closed last month has reopened.
Marie Havenga
Mar 27, 2013


Pruebelo Mexican Restaurant, 510 W. Savidge St. in Spring Lake, closed when owner Scott Domont took a new job in Muskegon. His father, Dave Domont, negotiated a lease with the building's landlord and reopened the business on March 15.

Dave is no stranger to the salsa. He launched a Mexican restaurant in Illinois in the 1980s and opened Pruebelo in Ferrysburg 19 years ago.

Scott and his wife, Christine, took over the restaurant and moved it to Spring Lake eight years ago.

Dave, a long-time licensed builder, has been working in construction since his son took over the business. But now the dining room tables have turned.

“With a family at home, he needed more time with the family,” Dave said. “I agreed to go ahead and buy it back and give him a break.”

Dave said reopening was not a certainty after his son closed the business. He said closing and reopening was not a public relations ploy to try to generate more business.

“I knew I wanted to try to make it work, but I still had a lot of hoops to go through,” Dave said. “There were a lot of details to take care of and I didn't want to be too presumptuous.”

The menu remains mostly the same.

To read more of this story, see the Business page in Thursday’s print or e-edition of the Grand Haven Tribune.



This might be a good thing; but I doubt it. My wife and ate there once, if we had gone back again you could say we were gluttons for punishment. Both quality and quantity are lacking at this establishment. I would highly suggest changing a few things, hopefully for the better, in an effort to achieve a more satisfying outcome; for both customer and owner.


Also, this place has a LOT of health violations.

While he says it was not a PR stunt to increase business, I don't believe it one bit.

Say No To Tourist's

Look at the big hoo ha over Vic's restaurant and filing bankruptcy, now there busier than ever, yet the foods still horrible. Defiantly a PR stunt!


Egad! The chips and salsa are good, I'll give them that. Otherwise the food is overpriced and not good. Think about it, if it were a great place to eat, they wouldn't be in this situation.

When if finally dies, we'll add it to the LOOONG list of businesses that tried and failed in Spring Lake!


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