From department store to campus: GRCC celebrates new Lakeshore Campus

HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Grand Rapids Community College and Ottawa County leaders are celebrating the opening of the new Lakeshore Campus and the transformation of a shuttered department store into a vibrant learning hub for students of all ages. Starting with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting on Thursday, GRCC plans three days of events intended to introduce the [...]

August 19th, 2021|News|

GRCC Holland campus still on track for fall 2021 opening

GRCC Holland campus still on track for fall 2021 opening HOLLAND — Grand Rapids Community College’s plan to open a consolidated campus in Holland is still on track despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The project continues to move forward through design phases and is projected to meet the goal of opening for the fall 2021 [...]

October 9th, 2020|News|

GRCC purchasing former JCPenney in Holland for $2M to create Lakeshore Campus

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Grand Rapids Community College is purchasing the former JCPenney building in The Shops at Westshore, mixed-use development in Holland Township, for $2 million to establish a central GRCC Lakeshore Campus. The college can now consolidate its Lakeshore course offerings, now spread over four leased locations. GRCC’s Board of Trustees voted unanimously [...]

December 18th, 2019|News|

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt finds success in Shops at Westshore

When it comes to frozen yogurt, there’s never a dull moment. That’s according to Dena Crow, franchise owner of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt in The Shops at Westshore. The store opened in July 2017, and has since earned the praise of repeat visitors. “The first year has been good,” Crow said. “I would say, right now, [...]

February 24th, 2019|News|

Orangetheory Fitness coming to Shops at Westshore

Holland’s first Orangetheory Fitness will open this fall as part of The Shops at Westshore. The fitness company, which has locations across the country and worldwide, offers coach-led 60-minute full-body group workouts using heart rate-based interval training with treadmills, water rowers and floor/free weight exercises. The Holland location will be owned by Jonathan Heit, Thomas [...]

June 12th, 2018|News|

Local farmers, public mingle at Farm to Food expo

Rainy conditions did not stop people across Ottawa County from stopping out to the Farm to Food Expo at The Shops at Westshore. The event on Saturday, June 9, was meant to encourage dialogue between local farmers and the public and to provide farmers an opportunity to answer questions about their home-grown products. “More and [...]

June 9th, 2018|News|

The Farm to Food Expo – Photo Gallery

Held at The Shops at Westshore on Saturday, June 9, the Farm to Food Expo served as a way to promote dialogue between Ottawa County farmers and residents from across West Michigan. Read more at the Holland Sentinel’s website!

June 9th, 2018|News|

Farm to Food Expo coming to Holland

For West Michigan families who put an emphasis on eating local, there are often questions about who is doing the farming and the process food takes going from farm to table. On Saturday, June 9, people from across West Michigan will have the opportunity to meet with local farmers from across the region at the [...]

June 8th, 2018|News|

Dwayne Verheyden performs Tex-Mex music at Fiesta

Here in Holland, finding the perfect mix of Dutch and Latino cultures is easy: It’s all around. For Dwayne Verheyden, who arrived in Holland on Friday to perform at the annual Fiesta celebration, mixing those cultures is just part of who he is. Verheyden is a Tex-Mex musician from the Netherlands who gained international acclaim [...]

May 4th, 2018|News|

Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt to open in The Shops at Westshore on July 20

“It is very exciting and I am thinking that it is going to be worth the wait,” said Dena Crow, owner of Menchie’s Holland. “I have already had lots of traffic and luckily I had made up a whole bunch of samples so everyone who has been coming in over the last week and a [...]

July 15th, 2017|News|