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Michigan Beer Cellar

Have you ever been to an establishment that has their own microbrewery? Michigan Beer Cellar, located at 500 E. Division in Sparta, makes their own beer, wine and artisan spirits, including vodka, whiskey, rum and gin.
Dan Humphrey opened the microbrewery in June. He said they have a large selection of microbeer with 12 on tap, six wines, and a large selection of mixed drinks. They serve their own products in a 4,000 square-foot taproom along with appetizers, paninis and grilled wraps.

In the future they hope to bottle and sell their product out in the market. They also plan to add an open mic night on Thursdays and bands on Saturdays in the fall.

Hours are Monday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday noon-2 a.m. Call (616) 205-5286.

Angela’s Hair Salon and Day Spa

Looking for a new hair stylist or place to get a pedicure? A salon and day spa opening in Howard City may be just what you are looking for.

Angela’s Hair Salon and Day Spa will be opening on September 3, at 20055 W 46 in Howard City. The salon will provide all types of hair services, waxing, pedicures, nails, tanning and massages.

Owner Angela Troost said the salon would have a family friendly atmosphere. “We will always make you feel like part of our family here,” she said. She noted that they have lower prices, and want to be “the home of the $10 haircut.” They will also have later hours to accommodate busy schedules.

Troost said that their massage therapist is professional and will make you feel comfortable and will make you feel comfortable whether it’s your first or your fifth time.

Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call (231) 937-7800 for more info.

Black Dog Outfitters

There’s a new sporting goods store in town, and they plan to carry everything you need to hunt, fish, camp and travel in the great outdoors.

Black Dog Outfitters, formerly Wilderness Dreams, is located at 53 E. Lake Street in Sand Lake. New owner Ryan Wheeler said they now offer an expanded line of archery and fishing gear, fly fishing, duck hunting, bow technicians, bait, gifts, and more.

One thing they specialize in is their guiding service. “We do fishing, fly fishing and duck/goose hunting guided trips,” said Wheeler. “No one provides a full range of outdoor supplies as well as the guide service.” He added that bait is available 24 hours a day.

Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call (616) 636-4859 for more information.

Direct Impact Mix Martial Arts Kickboxing

If you are looking for a way to get physically fit, you might want to try Direct Impact, a new martial arts center located at 73 S. Main Street, next to Cedar Pub. Owner Carlito Rodriquez said his business provides one-on-one personal training for those interested in Mix Martial Arts, extreme fitness training and speed training. They specialize in stand-up techniques such as Muay Thai kickboxing, Jeet Kune Do (Bruce Lee techniques), speed training, pinpoint accuracy, dynamic strength training and toning, core training, balance and timing, and self-defense.

So what does he think gives his students an edge? “Learning the skills to turn your body into a weapon and having the confidence to be your own security,” said Rodriquez. He said his mission is to teach clients the balance and focus of body and mind training, and to turn beginners into a martial artist within a four-month intensive training program. “I tailor all programs to meet the needs of my students in a professional and safe environment,” he explained.

Rodriquez said he also hopes to inspire area youth to make a positive impact on the community.

Hours are Monday, Wednesday, Friday from 4-5:30 p.m. Private appointments available by request.  Call (616) 826-9269 or email directimpactmma@yahoo.com for tuition/lesson fees. Group rates available.

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