A building that housed a former Miller Ice Cream parlor on the banks of the Grand River in downtown Eaton Rapids will open its doors to the public Friday as the new home of Eaton Rapids Craft Co., an upscale restaurant.

The 3,700 square foot restaurant at 204 N. Main St. in downtown Eaton Rapids on the Grand River opens at 11 a.m. on Friday.  The restaurants staff of 35 will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday it will be open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. with brunch being offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

According to the Lansing State Journal, the Main Street property has been slated for development as a restaurant for more than three years.  The site is a local landmark, one of 22 Miller ice cream stores or parlors that were open in the 1960's in the Midwest.

Eaton Rapids Craft Co.'s doors will open to customers Friday boasting a generous lunch menu of sandwiches and burgers, salads and pizza made with beer flavored crusts.