SAUGATUCK – A well-known Saugatuck restaurant has been bought by RedWater Restaurant Group.
The organization announced its agreement to acquire The Butler, 40 Butler St. in Saugatuck, on Thursday, July 1. Burger.
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“This is an exciting and moving time for our family,” said Vicki Phelps, one of the restaurant’s current owners. “We are sad to part with the ownership of this restaurant which has been an integral part of our lives for many, many years, but we are happy to announce that RedWater is the new owner of this historic establishment.”
Over the past four years, RedWater and its parent company, RedWater Collection, have expanded their ownership of restaurants and golf clubs across the lake. The RedWater collection was previously known as Watermark Properties.
Its portfolio includes Macatawa Golf Club and RedRock Grille in the Township of Holland (formerly Macatawa Legends), Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant in Holland and Ravines Golf Club in Saugatuck.
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According to RedWater, The Butler will continue operations as usual, retaining all staff.
“We are delighted to grow our group again with the addition of another well established local restaurant, built on the same core values as ours,” said RedWater COO Craig Smith. “The butler is truly an institution in the Saugatuck community. , and we look forward to getting to know the team and guests of The Butler. “
For longtime restaurant owners, the sales process marks “a new chapter.”
“We are extremely grateful to all of our loyal customers, staff, friends, family and the Saugatuck and Douglas community,” said Emily Phelps. “We have accumulated so many great memories and are delighted to start a new chapter in our lives.”