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The History of Rose's

OUR HISTORY
Established 1901
Rose's was established in 1901 by German born James Rose. It was born amid the splendor of Ramona Park-the most remembered feature from the bygone days of East Grand Rapids. The pristine beaches of Reeds Lake were dotted with beautiful, ornate pavilions, roller coasters, hotels, big docks for excursion boats, and Rose's Bathing Beach and Swimming School. The Ramona Theatre Pavillion hosted Vaudeville and burlesque acts, silent films and national entertainers suchs as Will Rogers, the Marx Brothers, Jack Benny, Buster Keaton, and others. After the bathing beach closed in the late 1960's, most of the facility was demolished. One small building was left standing. James' son, John "Bub" Rose, kept it open as a marina and restaurant noted for its hamburgers and popcorn. "Bub" eventually retired to the Upper Peninsula, selling the restaurant to the Gilmore family-John, Gregory and Scott. We hope to keep alive the memories and character of this cherished landmark by offering our guests great enthusiasm, hospitality and cuisine.
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A pleasing fusion of American and Mediterranean cuisines.
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Est. 1901
The last remaining landmark of an era gone by
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