‘Live palms are back, summer has started’

Last year, live Florida palm trees decorated the lake side of The Score Restaurant & Sports Bar. “In response to the excitement they created, we decided to bring them back,” stated Joe Locke, managing partner at The Score. “Our guests felt like they were transported to south Florida when our back yard transformed into a tropical paradise complete with a thick carpet of Michigan beach sand, lakeside dining, enjoying sensational sunsets over the water. Our guests loved it and it was like having a vacation in Florida every day.”

He added, “This year our beach will be filled again with dozens of 30-foot palm trees and tropical plants. We’ve also expanded our Sunset Bar and added additional seating. We’re gearing up for a great Michigan summer, south Florida style, headlining with music seven nights a week from classic rock to reggae, featuring local and regional bands like The Outer Vibe of Rockford.”

Locke concluded, “Our goal is for our guests to enjoy a mini tropical vacation for a day getaway or for the whole summer. Seems like people today need to escape where they can relax and put their feet in the sand, sit under live palm trees, feel the Michigan breeze, sip a chilled piña colada, enjoy our new summer menu and listen to live music and catch a sensational sunset.”

According to Locke, The Score is local and wants to serve local. “Last year our beach venue helped raise monies for local fundraising organizations like Volleyball for Mitchell and the Gilda’s Club of Grand Rapids,” commented Locke. “This year we will continue our effort to serve more local organizations.”

The Score Restaurant & Sports Bar is locally owned and operated at 5301 Northland Drive, near West River Drive. For additional information, contact Locke at (616) 301-0600 or Branden Monroe, marketing manager, at (616) 821-6163.


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