Smuggler’s At North Shore groundbreaking signals the beginning of a new era in local dining
In August of 2018 the Hess Lake restaurant known as Smuggler’s Cove was irreparably damaged by a fire. The loss left a hole in the heart of not only the Hess and Brooks Lake regulars but also the many customers from throughout the area and beyond who enjoyed a wonderful view to go with their dining experience.
Now, 4 years later, construction has begun and the much favored spot for lakeside dining will once again welcome in folks when Smuggler’s At North Shore opens its doors next year.
The groundbreaking ceremony took place Tuesday morning as the Thompson family, joined by the crew from CopperRock Construction, took shovels in hand to symbolically deliver the message that Smuggler’s At North Shore is indeed on its way.
Raeanne Huskey, one of the owners of the soon to be built venue spoke to a group of media and community members about the project.
”There were so many questions as to when this would come to fruition. We come here as a family so excited to break ground at the future location of Smuggler’s At North Shore. This will become another treasured part of Newaygo County and the Hess and Brooks lake communities. It will also be a destination spot for many of the other surrounding communities bringing others to Newaygo and a great employment opportunity for those seeking to further their careers in the restaurant industry.
“So cheers to Copper Rock and Ken Dixon and Associates, our architectural firm for taking our dreams and making them a reality from the blueprints and we look forward to a bright future here on Hess Lake.”
As far as an opening date?
“We’re hoping for late Spring or early Summer,” said Huskey. “Depends on a lot of things but that’s what we are shooting for."