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Todd Wenzel Automotive purchases new dealership

Todd Wenzel Automotive purchases new dealership

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.– Todd Wenzel Automotive announces the acquisition of their third Michigan dealership, Jim Waldron Buick GMC of Davison.

This purchase represents the second Buick GMC franchise for Todd Wenzel. The first, located in Grand Rapids, was obtained in 2001 followed by a Chevrolet franchise in Hudsonville in 2004.

"We are grateful for the opportunity to serve the Davison and Greater Flint communities," said Wenzel, "We look forward to maintaining the excellent reputation the Waldrons have built."

My Town Grandville: Gander Mountain celebrates grand opening of remodeled store

My Town Grandville: Gander Mountain celebrates grand opening of remodeled store

GRANDVILLE, Mich.--  A year after competitor Cabela’s opened its doors just two miles away, Gander Mountain is celebrating the grand opening of its newly-remodeled Grandville store.

“It’s exciting to bring our great selection of merchandise, a sharp new look and improved shopping experience to so many of our Gander Mountain stores,” said David Pratt, Gander Mountain’s CEO. “Through dozens of major remodeling projects at stores throughout our network, we’re giving our loyal patrons and our newest fans an even better place to get the best gear and expertise at the best prices.”

Gander Mountain will hold a three-day grand opening celebration this weekend, from April 4-6. Special appearances will include:

My Town: Vendors needed for upcoming Hudsonville events

My Town: Vendors needed for upcoming Hudsonville events

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.-  Vendors, vendors vendors- that’s what the Hudsonville Area Chamber of Commerce is looking for as three events return for the year.

First up is the Hudsonville Showcase, promoting businesses and organizations within the community.  Organizers still have a few vendor spots available for the April 12 event.  Visitors will sample test and browse local products and services while enjoying free activities, giveaways, games and door prizes.  The event will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Hudsonville High School. 

The Hudsonville Farmer’s Market returns in a few months, but now is the time to sign up to share your produce. And artists are needed for Hudsonville’s Art in the Park event, which will be June 12.

 Anyone interested in becoming a vendor should contact Michelle Fare at mfare@hudsonville.org or call (616) 669-0200 ext. 1411 for more information.

My Town: ReStore opening celebration March 22

My Town: ReStore opening celebration March 22

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.-- Habitat for Humanity of Kent County is celebrating the opening of its third area ReStore this Saturday, March 22.

The 9,500 square foot Hudsonville ReStore is located in the former home of Family Dollar, at 2460 Chicago Drive.  ReStore stores sell home improvement items donated to Habitat for Humanity, including appliances, building supplies and furniture.  Proceeds from the discounted sales go toward Habitat Kent’s mission to build, rehabilitate and renovate affordable homes for local families.

Since the first store opened in 2004, the Kent County ReStore franchise has earned $7.4 million and kept an estimated 4,800 tons of material out of landfills.  The newest ReStore also provides a slight boost to the local economy, adding three jobs.

My Town: Kids and mom sales begin March 28

My Town: Kids and mom sales begin March 28

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.—Two big events are coming up for mothers and mothers-to-be, looking to add to or clear out their child’s room.

Resurrection Life Church will host its All About Kids Sale Friday, March 28 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Visitors can sift through more than 20,000 gently used children and maternity items from more than 150 consignors. Admission is free.

Resurrection Life Church is located at 5100 Ivanrest Ave. SW in Grandville.

My Town Update: Former meat retailer goes to the dogs

My Town Update: Former meat retailer goes to the dogs

HUDSONVILLE, Mich.—A former meat shop in Hudsonville has gone to the dogs.

Tolman’s Wholesale Meats recently moved from 6363 56th Avenue to a larger facility, to accommodate growing demand. Realtor Olga Hallstedt says the building’s specialized washable walls appealed to retiring Wyoming Police Officer Randy Adams, who was looking to open a daycare, boarding and training facility for dogs. Adams, who handled and trained police service dogs for more than 20 years, bought the building in January 2014 to expand his dog training business, Adams K-9, which started in his garage in 2009. He says work is still underway to transform the facility into a business that will serve up to 18 dogs a day.  Adams hopes to celebrate the business' grand opening by the end of April or early May. 

Adams retired with his police K-9 companion, Mojy in November.

My Town Grandville: New salon celebrates grand opening

My Town Grandville: New salon celebrates grand opening

GRANDVILLE, Mich.—A new salon is now open in Grandville.

SmartStyle Family Hair Salon celebrated its grand opening inside the Kenowa Avenue Wal-Mart Monday, Feb. 17.   To mark the occasion, the salon is offering discount prices on haircuts through Saturday, Feb. 22.

The Grandville SmartStyle salon will be open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Walk-ins are always welcome.  For more information, including pricing, visit SmartStyle’s website here.