Since Plainfield Lumber, in Plainfield Township, closed in early April, some have questioned what that means for White Creek Lumber and Hardware, who was formerly associated with Plainfield Lumber. The good news is, White Creek Lumber, 13861 White Creek, has been separated from Plainfield Lumber for several years now and the closing of that store has no effect on our local hardware store.
“White Creek Lumber has been a separate, wholly owned, entity since 2005,” explained Jane Gosling. “We are serving the West Michigan area independently. We are local and growing and looking forward to serving the area moving forward. We would like to thank all of our wonderful customers who make this possible. We have gotten and are getting a significant amount of questions about this situation. And yes, like the economy, the past few years have not been easy. But like Mark Twain said, ‘any reports of our death are greatly exaggerated.’ Please assure everyone that their business has been, and will continue to be, very important to us. Never have the words ‘come see us’ been more meaningful.”
Gosling also said they are deeply saddened by the loss of Plainfield Lumber. “They were an important part of the fabric of the Grand Rapids community for decades. The closing of any independent is a blow to a local community. Their closing has touched a lot of people, as evidenced by the many questions and confusion we are experiencing today.”