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Ideas for a Hope Freshman

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Ideas for a Hope Freshman

My sister-in-law starts as a Frsshman at Hope this week. I wanted to send her something and I was thinking of trying to call a local restaurant and getting a gift certificate to eat off campus. Having never been to Holland, I'm not sure what is good and what would be reasonable for a student to get to. Any suggestions?

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1. Re: Ideas for a Hope Freshman

I've got just the place. Good Earth Cafe on 7th street. Its a neat bakery, known for their bagels. Easy walk from Campus, sits just 1 block off the main downtown strip. http://www.goodearthcafeofholland.com/

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2. Re: Ideas for a Hope Freshman

I'd second doggy1's suggestion and add the City Delicatessen, also right downtown. In addition to sandwiches and soups they have a frozen yogurt area where you pay by the ounce and can add a bazillion different kinds of toppings. It was a very popular place for all the dancers this summer at daughter's ballet camp at Hope.

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3. Re: Ideas for a Hope Freshman

What a wonderful idea! The other posters have had great suggestions for downtown, walk-able options. You could also consider a gift certificate to Lemonjello's Coffee shop (they would probably deliver it to her Hope mailbox!) or to JB & Me for clothing or jewelery!

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4. Re: Ideas for a Hope Freshman

All the others would be my recommendations. There is also a Stone Cold Creamery on 8th Street. A college student could certainly do some damage there.

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5. Re: Ideas for a Hope Freshman

These are all excellent suggestions. I would also add Froggy's - great/fast burgers and hot dogs and handcut fries.

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6. Re: Ideas for a Hope Freshman

The Eighth Street Grille is also great for meals with a homemade soup bar.

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7. Re: Ideas for a Hope Freshman

Another suggestion would be JP's (coffee shop) on Eighth Street.

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