A casual gastropub serving American- and Southern-style food has opened in the region.

Co-owners and couple Josh Sandberg and Katie Sandberg — former executive chef and house manager, respectively, at The Hearthstone Bistro in Muskegon — held a grand opening this week for The Paisley Pig in Grand Haven, at 501 Miller Dr.

The Business Journal reported in April that the restaurant, which is about two miles from the beach, was designed to have a relaxed atmosphere that will allow customers to feel comfortable coming straight from the sand and waves.

“We don’t want it to feel stuffy like you’re not welcome to come in wearing shorts and tank,” Katie Sandberg said in April.

The Sandbergs purchased and renovated the 3,700-square-foot former Sam’s Tacos space and converted it into a “rustic farmhouse-style,” with reclaimed wood, pig décor and an open-concept kitchen.

You can find the full story on the website of our partner, the Grand Rapids Business Journal or pick up this week's edition of the newspaper on a newsstand.