New Businesses Galore
This article was written by Sarah Weber for the Vibrant Magazine published by Pluim Publishing.
Kweken Co. opened its doors on Thursday, September 14, inviting the public into a freshly remodeled space to warm up with a cup of coffee and a fresh muffin. The name Kweken means community and cultivating community in Dutch and is a playful spin on the last name of owners Michael and McKenzie Kuiken. The coffee shop overlooks Windmill Park, and will soon be a destination for remote workers, with the opening of a coworking space available to rent for the day, week, or more. The space will include wifi, printers, scanners, computer monitors and more, along with separate office space tailored for a variety of uses.
A New Day Consignment
Monday, October 23, A New Day Consignment shop opened its doors to the public, offering an updated space and a larger selection of items in a store offering “new to you items’ on consignment. Locals can purchase clothing, shoes, and home decor and also consign items to sell at the location. The store is now open, with hours Monday-Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Brad’s Bakery Bistro
Expanding from just Brad’s Breads, Brad’s Bistro is expanding its offerings. November saw a sampling of new menu and new drink choices with locally sourced wine selections and small plate appetizers and charcuterie boards as part of evening hours menu. Brad’s Bistro continues to offer freshly brewed coffee, unique European-style bakery items, seasonal gelato, sandwiches, salads, and more!
Family Dollar + Dollar Tree
On Saturday, August 19, the Family Dollar Dollar Tree officially opened its doors with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 8 a.m. Promising “two great stores, one big deal,” Family Dollar and Dollar Tree bring two great stores together under one roof — Family Dollar, ready to meet your family’s needs, alongside Dollar Tree with its thrilling offerings in seasonal, party, and crafting offering a variety of discount items to the Orange City community.
On Tuesday, October 24, The Corner Kitchen set the table for the Orange City community to enjoy made-to-order salads and pasta. The quick-service establishment has a wide variety of topping choices, diners can choose from the salad and pasta menu or create dishes uniquely their own. The fast service and friendly, relaxed atmosphere will be a lunchtime destination or a great place to quickly feed a crowd.
Jade & Co
On Friday, September 8, the Orange City Chamber welcomed Jade & Co. to the downtown Orange City dynamic. The space is an extension of Holland House, offering clothing, accessories, and more to patrons already familiar with the Holland House style. Above the new building is a stylish Airbnb space available to rent to the public.
With over 2700 locations, Jimmy John’s is a nationwide brand that opened a location in Orange City. Offering sandwiches, chips, desserts, and sides, Jimmy John’s promises fresh ingredients with “freaky fast” service. The location also provides delivery options within city limits. Opening in the spring of 2023, Jimmy John’s held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony on Thursday, October 26.
The mobile brand De Boetiek, previously found in a renovated school bus, opened a storefront in February 2023. Owned by Joselyn Hickman, she is eager to welcome customers and help people “be who you want, love what you wear.” De Boetiek has a variety of basic pieces with accent pieces that mix and match through any style. The store also offers shoes and accessories to complete any look, from casual to a night out on the town. The store is open Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, 10 a.m. through 5 p.m. Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.