Chad and I opened Crane's In The City July 27, 2010 at 11 East 8th Street in Holland. We are co-owners with the original restaurant, Crane's Pie Pantry in Fennville. I am a niece of founders, Bob and Lue Crane.
Our urban restaurant brings all the fun foods from its rural roots like Sloppy Joes, homemade soups and chili, and, of course, their famous homemade pastries. We have seating for 35, including a dozen patio seats and employ a staff of 10 part-timers.
We are proud to serve Crane's homemade pies. Our selection includes over 12 fruit pies and crisps, apple-walnut cake, strudels, apple dumplings, and the famous cider donuts made fresh daily in-house.
Some special pie choices include the no-sugar pies; made with a sweetener similar to Splenda.
We have Crane's classic line of cherry, blueberry and raspberry preserves, and of course apple butter, local honey, hot fudge and caramel sauce.
We've had a great crowd since we opened. Downtown is a fun place to be. Eighth Street seems to be the center of activity, and even in the snowbelt, it's fun.
We offer coffee and espresso drinks of all sorts, and serve Plainwell ice cream.
Chad & Mary Jo Creevy