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New Standard opens cannabis provisioning center in Sand Lake

 A new recreational-only cannabis provisionary is open in Sand Lake. 

New Standard Sand Lake opened on January 23, making it the second New Standard cannabis dispensary in Michigan. The other is in Hazel Park.

“Our team is dedicated to the communities where our cannabis businesses are located, and you’ll find New Standard Sand Lake to be no exception. I’m a firm believer that people should be able to buy cannabis close to where they live,” said Greg Maki, a Co-Founder of New Standard Sand Lake. 

Howard Luckoff, CEO and a Co-Founder of New Standard added, “From day one, we set out to create a retail experience unlike any other for cannabis consumers. We are looking forward to setting this new standard for the Sand Lake and all of our Michigan communities where we have stores planned.”

In addition to renovating the vacant West Michigan Snowmobile Museum building, the store will employ 15 people and bring tax revenue to the village of Sand Lake.  The store carries a wide variety of cannabis products, from flower to concentrates, edibles, and tinctures. “We work with growers and processors across Michigan and New Standard Sand Lake will be stocked with the top brands people are looking for,” Maki said. 

“Our team brings cannabis and community together to create a thoughtful, curated, and comfortable environment where the cannabis connoisseur, the cannabis curious, and everyone in between is able to come into our store and feel like we’re here for them,” Luckoff said.

 All New Standard stores provide safe and tested cannabis for adults 21+ with a government-issued photo ID. The store offers inside shopping as well as curbside online ordering from its website: www.anewstandard.com/sand-lake/.  The store is highly regulated and very secure. New Standard Sand Lake is located at 29 E. Lake Street, Sand Lake, MI 49343. For more information, call 616-327-0420 or visit www.anewstandard.com/sand-lake

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Diner gets new life

C & B Diner, located at 4615 14 Mile Rd, is an adorable, newly remodeled diner serving breakfast and lunch to the Rockford, Cedar Springs, and surrounding communities.

Owners Chris Elliott and Bobby Beurkens opened the new restaurant in December 2020, in the space that was formerly the home of the Cedar Rock Café and Kismet Café, which both closed in 2020.

Breakfast and lunch are served from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays-Sundays. They serve friendly smiles, large meal portions and the ability to order lunch for breakfast or breakfast for lunch! You can find their full menu on their Facebook page @CBDiner.

They will also be holding all you can eat fish on Fridays during lent from 4-8 p.m. Fried perch will come with French fries and a side salad and homemade tartar sauce.

C & B Diner is big on community and community involvement. They are partnering with local non-profits each Sunday. Ten percent of all Sunday sales will be donated to a local nonprofit each week. Watch their Facebook page for daily specials and which nonprofit will be supported when.

“Our C & B Diner team looks forward to getting to know our customers,” said Elliott. “We are extremely grateful to be able to serve customers inside the diner and cannot wait until we are allowed full capacity again. We would love to host special events, special menus, live music, etc. on a regular basis.”

They also offer catering for all your event needs. “Wanting something different catered than what the menu has? Do not hesitate to ask! We just may be able to accommodate,” said Elliott. For all catering please contact Chris at: chistopher49319@gmail.com or (616)302-1211.

The diner is easy to find. They are located on 14 Mile Road, just West of Northland Drive, across from Ed Kohen’s dealership. Questions? Give them a call at (616)439-3025.

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Mr. E’s Pizza

Are you craving pizza? You might want to check out the new pizza place in the Village of Sand Lake—Mr. E’s Pizza, located at 46 Lake Street.

Owner Chris Elliott established the new pizzeria in October 2020. The restaurant serves pizza, subs, pasta, breadsticks, cheese sticks, salads and more. You can find their full menu on their website at www.mrespizza.com and their Facebook page at facebook.com/mresdelivers. They also offer regular weekly specials, which you can find on their Facebook page.

Dine in is open and they are ready to serve you. But if you’d rather not go out, Mr. E’s also delivers. Just call (616)557-3060. They reach a 10-mile radius from Sand Lake. Give them a call, you just may be in their delivery area. Only $5 delivery fee with a $15 minimum order.

Do you have a special event coming up? Mr. E’s offers catering for all your entertaining needs. For catering, please contact Chris: chistopher49319@gmail.com (616)302-1211.

“We are very excited to continue working for the Sand Lake community and appreciate everyone that has come out to support us,” said Elliott. “Some people thought starting a business in a pandemic was insane, but we made it! We are incredibly thankful for all that work for Mr. E’s and order from us. Without our team and customers, we would not be here. Mr. E’s looks forward to many more years in business.” 

Mr. E’s Pizza is open Tuesday-Sunday 4 p.m.-9 p.m. (catering available all days and times).

Their number for takeout and delivery is (616)557-3060.

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Mission Point of Cedar Springs

The rehabilitation and nursing home facility in Cedar Springs formerly known as Metron, at 400 Jeffrey St, was purchased by Mission Point Healthcare in June 2020. They currently have 20 skilled nursing facilities and 1700 beds servicing the Grand Rapids, northern Michigan, Jackson and Detroit areas.

Mission Point offers short-term physical rehabilitation, skilled nursing care, extensive wound treatment, hospice care, and transitional rehabilitation services. The Cedar Springs facility has a total of 77 beds.

What makes them unique? “We provide a resident-focused experience. Our philosophy combines medical excellence with caring, customized patient focus. The result is high quality improvement in functional independence,” they said.

Mission Point feels they have an edge over competition with their case management services, wound treatment, Smarterheart Cardiac Rehabilitation, post-tracheotomy care, and private beds.

The health care organization hopes to grow from 20 fully licensed skilled nursing facilities to 28, with 2800 beds.

For more information, give them a call at 696-0170, or visit missionhealthcare.com.

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Rowland Excavating in new location

Post photo by M. Sanderson.

Rowland Excavating, established in 1997, has recently moved to a new location. 

They are now located at 12545 Northland Drive, Cedar Springs.

The commercial and residential excavation company specializes in sand and aggregate delivery to their customers. They said that what makes their business unique is that they highly value family, community, honesty, respect and professionalism.

“Our goal is  not just a one time job but a lifetime customer relationship,” they said.

They plan to continue to provide the best service they can for their customers out of their new location.

Their hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. For more info, give them a call at (616) 696-0622.

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New pharmacy opens

Cedar Springs residents now have a new option when it comes to choosing a local pharmacy. The Cedar Springs Pharmacy, located in the White Creek plaza at 14111 White Creek Ave., opened their new business and held a ribbon cutting last month.

“This small, locally owned pharmacy will provide personalized care and service that is unmatched,” said owner Jodi Maki. “We will support you in your healthcare journey as if you were family. We will strive to keep things quick and convenient. It is only 15 steps from the parking lot to our counter—or you can stay in your car and we’ll come to you!”

One of the things that makes this store unique is that the owner is the pharmacist. Maki has resided in Cedar Springs for 15 years, and she will be the one serving patients and customers each day.

They provide prescription services, non-prescription medications, vitamins, supplements, healthcare items, special order items, immunizations (including flu shots, shingles vaccines, and tetanus boosters), curbside pickup, medication reviews, and medication synchronization. They also carry a small assortment of Michigan made candles and gifts, and 99-cent made in the USA greeting cards.

“Our future plan is to become the pharmacy of choice for the Cedar Springs community,” said Maki, especially those seeking a pharmacist who gets to know them and their specific healthcare needs.”

Stop in and see them today at 14111 White Creek Avenue. Hours are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and closed on Sunday. Or call them at (616) 439-2779.

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Family Video closes

Family Video, at the corner of Muskegon and Main Streets in Cedar Springs, has closed its doors. 

Colleen White made the announcement on Facebook in August.

“It is with a saddened heart that I post this. Family Video of Cedar Springs (our location only) is permanently closing. Our last day for rentals is August 24th (receiving new releases through August 18th). Our last day open will be September 4th. Currently all items/sections with a price tag are for sale. Thank you, Cedar Springs, for all the fabulous years our company has had been allowed to serve you!”

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Hotel now open

People in Cedar Springs have waited a long time for a place that their business associates, and extended family and friends could come and stay while they visit. The good news is that the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Cedar Springs – Grand Rapids N, located at 14190 White Creek Avenue NE, is now open.

The hotel has easy access off US-131, and corporate travelers to area businesses will benefit from their complimentary high-speed wireless, on-site fitness facility, and free parking. They also have on site business center, meeting room, and printer and copier for business needs.

There are 76 guest rooms in the hotel. All rooms include a microwave, fridge, Keurig, and 50-inch smart television, as well as an in room safe. Full or continental breakfast is included; kids eat free. There is no onsite restaurant, but plenty in the area to choose from. There is also an indoor pool. Check with management about availability during pandemic.

The hotel is also dog-friendly (max 2). Dogs must be registered at time of booking by calling the hotel directly at 1-616-696-0450.

To check availability of rooms, go to their website at https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnexpress/hotels/us/en/cedar-springs/grrcs/hoteldetail

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Cedar Springs Dental to build new office

This is the rendition of what the new Cedar Springs Dental building will look like.

Dental practice incorporates cutting edge technology to prioritize patient health and safety

Business has been good for a local dentist here—so much so that they are building a new office to accommodate their patients.

Cedar Springs Dental broke ground on a new building last week. Photo by L. Allen.

Cedar Springs Dental broke ground on Monday, May 11, on its new 3,000 square foot office to replace the current 1,000 square foot facility located at 20 East Church Street NE in Cedar Springs, Michigan. The new facility will utilize negative pressure isolation technology for staff and patient safety and is being built adjacent to the current practice. It is expected to open after the turn of the new year.

Through the leadership of Dr. Andy Setaputri, Cedar Springs Dental is implementing cutting-edge technology to ensure patient health and safety. Each operatory will include Grade-A, water filtration systems as well as a single point of entry by way of a limited-touch door. Additionally, each operatory will function as a negative pressure isolation room and will include air purification systems that offer surgical-quality air and limit patient exposure to harmful aerosols. Through these means, Dr. Setaputri will be able to treat his patients in a safer, cleaner environment. The office will also include nine operatories, a surgical suite, and a waiting area.

The project has been in the works since the day Dr. Setaputri purchased the practice from Dr. Danette Martin in 2018. Tripling the size of his current facility will allow Dr. Setaputri to see more patients, as well as bring on his business partner and brother, Zane Setaputri, DDS, without compromising the level of care and service each patient receives.

“We have experienced incredible growth over the past 2 years and are seeing over 60 new patients a month!” commented Dr. Andy Setaputri. “Our current facility is simply too small and outdated to meet our current needs. Building from the ground-up allows us to create the perfect space that prioritizes patient health and safety, as well as prepares us well for future growth. The design and layout of the new office supports the culture we’ve worked hard to establish and allows us to add three full-time positions to the team.” 

“This project would not be possible without the overwhelming support of our patients who continue to trust us for their dental care,” he added. “We are very proud to be a part of the Cedar Springs Community and are confident this new space will allow us to continue to provide the best in dental care for many years to come.”

An Open House for all current patients and the Cedar Springs community will be held at the beginning of the new year. The date has not yet been set.

Grand Rapids-based First Companies will manage construction. Grand Rapids-based Dixon Architecture is the architect. 

Dr. Setaputri studied at the University of Michigan and has been practicing dentistry since 2014. In 2018, Dr. Andy Setaputri purchased the practice from Dr. Danette Martin and rebranded it to Cedar Springs Dental. Dr. Setaputri is devoted to staying up to date with the latest dental technologies and techniques through continuing education courses. He is well-trained in providing quality dental care in all aspects of dentistry, ranging from cosmetic dentistry, endodontics, and oral surgery to crown and bridge work. 

For more information, call the office at 616.696.9420.

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Busy Moms Bakery opens

Rep. Mark Huizenga (center) of Walker attended the grand opening of Busy Moms Bakery in Cedar Springs on Saturday, March 7. Pictured with Huizenga are Busy Moms Bakery owners Tom and Sharon Wilkes. Huizenga represents parts of Kent County, which includes the cities of Cedar Springs, Grandville, Rockford, and Walker and the villages of Kent City and Sparta.

Having trouble finding bread or other baked goods? Pop into Busy Moms Bakery, 43 N. Main Street, and get what you need, including some delicious cinnamon rolls!

The bakery, owned by Sharon and Tom Wilkes, opened earlier this month. They provide stone ground wheat, breads, sweets, pastries, cakes, gluten-friendly and keto items. 

“We make our products from scratch using freshly ground wheat that is ground in a handcrafted grain mill imported from Austria,” they explained. 

They also offer baked goods made to order and try to fill special dietary needs when requested.

The couple said that their 3-5 year goal is to build an offsite kitchen so they have the ability to supply fresh baked goods to local businesses and restaurants. 

Stop in and see them Tuesday through Saturday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and Sunday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. They are closed on Monday. Follow their Facebook page or give them a call at 616-826-6116 with questions.

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