Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Holland Michigan's Downtown Is Changing

New in town, New Downtown Holland Businesses

Fustini's Olive Oil and Vinegars tasting room
At Fustini's they offer you a broad selection of Aged Balsamic Vinegars and the freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oils you can find in Michigan. Their products are imported from artisans and small batch producers worldwide to shops in downtown Traverse City, Petoskey, Holland & Ann Arbor where you can taste each one, and where they bottle and seal them for you right before your eyes. Fustini's offers 21 different Oils and 20-some Balsamic Vinegars in the store that you can mix to make a perfect marinade.

Newb's a jewelry boutique offers a large variety of jewelry, accessories and some woman's clothing. The name is an acronym for necklaces, earrings, watches, and bracelets. Newb's has name brand jewelry, items are priced at amazing deals, and they take great pride in finding the best quality items at the best possible prices.
Newb's is located at 182 South River Ave.

Thistle Gallery relocated from a different part of town to Eighth Street. Thistle Gallery features a unique collection of fine handmade creations from professional artists in varied mediums. This gallery features work from more than 80 different artists in mediums including painting's, jewelry, pottery, glass, and more.

Holland Clock Company is a retail outlet for German Black Forest Cuckoo Clocks, German Novelty Clocks, Black Forest Miniature Clocks, Dutch-style Clocks, and other unique Clocks. Holland Clock Company opened for business located on College Avenue downtown in March.

Warner Vineyards invites you to explore, taste and experience their award-winning wines and champagnes. Enjoy complimentary wine tasting in the tasting rooms. Warner also produces a line of French hybrid wines and two flavorful non-alcoholic sparkling fruit juices, as well as dessert wines such as Cream Sherry and Port. Warner Vineyard tasting room is located at 208 College Avenue.

Out with the old in with the new location

Kilwin's is a confectionery shoppes that also offers our customers a unique online shopping experience. Kilwin's has moved to a newly renovated store on the corner of Eighth Street and College Street. With over 20 shops in Michigan Kilwin's continues to satisfy our sweet tooth with their confectionery delights including chocolates, fudge and ice cream.

Tip Toes is a unique baby boutique. Tip Toes offers a wide selection of baby shoes, strollers, wall decor, furniture, baby books, toys, and gear for babies to young children. Tip Toes has also moved to a newly renovated storefront on Eighth Street next to Kilwin's.

Second story artist

Holland's downtown is know for its quaint shops and welcoming atmosphere but now more culture is being added to the second story. Most shoppes second stories are used as apartments, business offices, or condos but that is slowly changing. Artists have opened studio spaces and retail galleries on the upper floor adding more to the unique and vibrant downtown atmosphere. The upper story of the Model Drug/Apothecary Shop is a studio and gallery for four local artists. Readers World across the street is also a location for a second story gallery.

Downtown Street Performers

Every Thursday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm June 10 to August 26 Downtown Holland comes alive with street performers. features 70 different performers in 29 different locations over three blocks of the downtown streets. During the Series, artists from all backgrounds perform free for the public, filling the streets of Downtown with musicians, aerial acrobats, jugglers, dancers, balloon twisters, theatrical troupes, magicians, caricature artists, and much, much more.

For more information on purchasing a home in Holland, Michigan contact the Andrea Crossman Group.

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