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Match on Main grant assists new business in opening downtown Boyne City

The Hoppy Hound Coffee & Dog Bakery will soon be opening at 118 Water Street, with support from Boyne City Main Street and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) Michigan Main Street Match on Main grant.

Ivette Lopez, owner of Outdoor Beerdsman, will be expanding her store footprint in downtown Boyne City to open The Hoppy Hound, which will feature an array of coffee and espresso beverages, as well as gourmet dog bakery items.

“Outdoor Beerdsman looks forward to expanding our footprint in downtown Boyne City, with the addition of The Hoppy Hound,” Ivette Lopez said.

Match on Main is a reimbursement grant program that provides a unique opportunity for new and expanding businesses located in Main Street districts. The grant provides funding to Select or Master level Michigan Main Street programs to support small business owners as they explore ways to improve the interior space.

“Boyne City Main Street couldn’t be happier for Ivette & Outdoor Beerdsman on her expansion to The Hoppy Hound in downtown Boyne City. This is a great example of the support main street is able to provide to small businesses,” Kelsie King-Duff, Boyne City Main Street Executive Director, said.

The MEDC finds value in supporting place-based businesses located in Michigan Main Street districts, given the local capacity that has been built to support new and existing small businesses through the technical assistance, training and education provided by the Michigan Main Street program. There is a benefit to the community to activate vacant or underutilized space, attract new customers, and overall support a vibrant downtown district.

Stay up to date on opening information by following @hoppyhoundcoffee on Instagram.

For more information on downtown Boyne City visit www.boynecitymainstreet.com