A project to turn Hudsonville from a drive-by community to a destination is well underway.
Last month, the $2-million community center building, Terra Square, 3380 Chicago Drive, was completed, providing an anchor for a grand vision of Hudsonville’s future. Now, the construction of a pedestrian walkway on Harvey Street is ongoing as well, helping spur more potential developments by private investors.
Terra Square is anchored by its indoor/outdoor farmers market, which is open 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday from June to September. The market also will have select winter dates, as well. The former — and long-time vacant — car dealership now is home to an event space and co-working space.
Another main peg of Terra Square will be open this fall, following months of delays, when Sonder Provisions opens its door to the public.
The restaurant is led by Nick Rusticus, a chef and 25-year-old Hudsonville native who chose to return to West Michigan to open an eatery in his hometown and to help change the way the community looks at food. Rusticus spent nearly 10 years in kitchens in Arizona, including his most recent post as executive chef at Second Story Liquor Bar in Scottsdale, Arizona, which received a four-star rating from the Arizona Republic in January 2016.
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