The Holland Civic Center Place to Open a Restaurant – Smoke’n Tulip

The Holland Civic Center Place (managed by VenuWorks of Ames, Iowa), located in downtown Holland, MI, is opening a smoked food themed restaurant called, Smoke’n Tulip. The restaurant will open for their first dinner service on Saturday, August 22nd from 5pm-8pm. Standard operating hours after that will be Wednesday-Saturday from 11am-2pm for lunch and 5pm-8pm for dinner.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the various restrictions the venue has encountered in returning to hosting group events, the decision was made to operate a restaurant to create a revenue opportunity for the building. The restaurant will utilize the Community Atrium area of the building, as well as the outside porch (while weather permits) and will have a capacity of up to 72 guests. Guests visiting the restaurant are expected to follow current COVID-19 restaurant guidelines in regards to mask wearing/social distancing.

The menu will feature dishes mostly prepared through a smoking process, but there will be other items available as well. Some of the specialty dishes include: Smoked Beef Brisket, Pork Spareribs, Smoked Banh Mi sandwich, and Brisket Chili. Appetizers, salads, and desserts will be available as well. A full menu is available at At this time there will be no alcohol sales, but it may be an option as we move forward. Meals will be prepared by our Executive Chef, Jerramiah Chabitch, who brings over 20 years of experience at a variety of restaurants and has led the HCCP Food and Beverage service team since April 2019.

“We are so grateful to have such a great community, that we want to do our part in allowing the public to enjoy this beautiful venue with a slightly unique offering. We are hopeful our guests enjoy their experience and see what the future brings us”, shared Chris Hart, Executive Director of Holland Civic Center Place.

The Holland Civic Center Place has been home to a variety of events and meetings since the building’s renovation and re-opening in Fall 2018. Before the pandemic hit, the venue was on pace to host 367 events in just the second year of being open. Until restrictions lift and group gatherings return closer to normal, the restaurant will plan to keep operating if there is interest from the public.


  • Located at Holland Civic Center Place – 150 W. 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423
  • Hours of Operation will be Wednesday-Saturday: Lunch 11am-2pm and Dinner 5pm-8pm
  • Reservations can be made by calling 616-928-2000, Maximum seating at one table is 8
  • Menu available online –
  • To-Go option will be available starting Wednesday, August 26th by calling 616-928-2000
  • Please check the website and Facebook page for any updates, or possible changes to schedule

About Holland Civic Center Place

The Holland Civic Center Place is located at 150 West 8th Street, Holland (MI). In addition to an ideal downtown location, the facility has flexibility to host large and small gatherings. Events hosted at the Civic Center include: graduation ceremonies, corporate parties/meetings, trade shows, public expos, adult/youth recreation activities, wedding receptions, civic group meetings, concerts, and many other possibilities.

About VenuWorks

VenuWorks provides customized management solutions for arenas, stadiums, theatres and convention centers throughout the country with services that include operations, catering, concessions, along with the booking and marketing of sports and entertainment events.