HOLLAND, Michigan — Goog's Pub & Grub is making a return to Holland — with some upgrades.
The burger joint closed in August 2020, and then was demolished in April to make room for a mixed-use development at 667 Hastings Ave.
Now, the owners are sharing some details on what's next in the venture.
"It’s the worst kept secret in town, that yes, Goog’s is coming back. But things will look a little different," the establishment shared on Facebook.
Owner Brad White said their closure over the past year was not because of the pandemic, but rather had been planned for a while as they prepared to move into the new building, which will be the city's first mixed-use development project.
Goog's will now have a smaller restaurant and market that will sell specialty meats and alcohol.
"It will be the MGB market, which stands for meat, grocery, beverage," said White. "We're going to offer fresh cut steaks, seafood, chicken, grocery items, and frozen meats."
White explained that it will be attached directly to the restaurant and will also offer food-related products from local businesses.
"While you're waiting for dinner tonight, you can go next door and pick up dinner for tomorrow," he said.
White said their previous location had 115 seats but their new place will only have 42.
"It's just been hard to find help," said White.
White added though that the restaurant plans to add a designated pickup area to help increase speed for takeout orders.
"The new Goog’s will be faster and more capable of handling this new era in the service industry, by introducing a designated pickup area inside the pub. And while you’re waiting for your order or for your table, we’re excited to have you explore our new venture in the attached MGB Market," the Facebook post reads.
The Meat, Grocery, Beverage (MGB) Market will feature steaks, poultry, seafood and veggies mixed with locally-sourced products. You will also be able to pick up a selection of craft beers and wines.
Goog's will share the property with new apartments that are anticipated to be ready by March 2022.
The restaurant and market are expected to open in the late spring to early summer of 2022.
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