Rockford Dry Dock Celebrating One Year Anniversary

drydockHaving weathered the economic storm that has ravaged the state and nation, Rockford’s premier destination for exclusive wines and beers is proud to celebrate its one year anniversary.

“We opened the doors last February, wanting to share our love of beer and wine with downtown Rockford,” said co-owner Sue Ten Broeke, “In the year since, we have strived to expand our selection, and our regulars are happy we’ve done so.”

And they are not done expanding their inventory. “We are currently looking at expanding our business to include beer-making supplies,” said Sue’s husband and co-owner Bill Ten Broeke. “There are few places on this end of town where brewers are able to buy supplies.” Bill knows the ins and outs of home brewing as he has long brewed his own beer at home.

Their selection of hundreds of wines and beers come from the immediate area as well as the other side of the globe.

“We are happy to be selling what we can from Michigan breweries and wineries and are even starting to carry vodka, gin, whiskey, and rum from local distilleries like New Holland and Divine,” said Bill.

The store also has a full selection of spirits, mixers, and a wide selection of gourmet groceries. “We’re especially excited to carry the entire line of Brownwood Farms mustards, jellies, and salsas,” said Sue, “They’re out of Traverse City, and many of their sauces are award winning.” Bill and Sue strive to carry local, organic, and fair trade goods whenever possible. Custom gift baskets are also available.

The store, located at 126 Courtland in downtown Rockford, was previously home to the American Legion – which was remodeled and is now home to several new stores.

More information can be found at their website,, or by calling the store at 616.884.0700.

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