|Matt Cozzand, left, and Jim Smolak|
They're now ready to embark on the second leg of their business journey and plan to open a second taproom in Boyne City. They began thinking about expansion some time ago.
"We started poking our nose around the state," said Smolak, adding they particularly looked around northwest Lower Michigan. "Boyne City came around and we met the right people."
They were impressed with the attitudes of officials and business owners in the town. They hooked up with Catt Development, of Gaylord.
Catt is planning a $7.5 million mixed-use development in the 200 block of Lake Street in Boyne City. Full story.