GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Three Grand Rapids businesses are getting ready to grow southward this month.

Social House Kitchen & Bar plans to bring its new American fare to South Haven.

Social House South is located at 248 Broadway St., north of Phoenix Street. The building previously housed Gino’s East Chicago pizzeria, which announced it was closing late last year. The owners of Social House South acquired the building this spring and began mostly cosmetic renovations.

“We wanted to bring a sophisticated yet fun atmosphere to the location,” a company representative told News 8 via email.

Social House South says its new head chef is working on a new menu which will include some staple dishes from the Grand Rapids location.

Social House South says the interior will have the same modern rustic feel as the Grand Rapids restaurant, but the South Haven location features a front patio and large rooftop deck. The rooftop deck will feature its own kitchen, bar and menu in addition to plenty of natural light from the building’s large garage doors and second-story patio.

Social House had hoped to open its South Haven location in May, but had to delay because its state liquor license hadn’t come through and it hadn’t hired enough staff. Those interested in working at Social House South are encouraged to email the business at

Grand Rapids’ Social House opened at 25 Ottawa Ave. SW across from Van Andel Arena in August 2019. The site was previously home to Margarita Grill, then 25 Kitchen & Bar and finally IRON restaurant, which closed in 2018.

If all goes well, Social House South is expected to open the weekend of June 10. Fans are encouraged to check Social House South’s website and Facebook page for updates.

June is also expected to bring the grand opening of Woosah and Outside Coffee Co.’s second combined location in Douglas. They’re moving into 450 W. Center St., which was previously the Just Add Water beach shop.

“The property is one that we used to drive past on our way to Oval Beach for years. … We’d always look at each other and say, one day that’s going to be our spot,” Outside Coffee Co. posted on Facebook last week.

Woosah and Outside Coffee Co. leased the space this year. They also plan to offer bike rentals, beach chairs and umbrellas at the new shop.

“It’s all been working out in the best way, we truly can’t wait to spread the Woosah in Saugatuck / Douglas,” Outside Coffee Co. stated in the post.

If all goes well, Woosah expects to open its second location by June 24.