32 Market Ave SW - Suite 200
Grand Rapids, MI 49503

The Holiday Bar

Project Details

  • Location:
    801 5th St NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49504
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  • Value: $375,000
  • Size: 3,300 sqft
  • Schedule
    June 7, 2021 to October 1, 2021
Services Provided:
  • General Contractor
Todd Wawee
Owner, The Holiday Bar
Jeff Harwood
W.L. Perry Associates
Project Executive:
Brad Walsh

News and Recognition

WGVU’s Shelley Irwin talks with Orion Construction President Brad Walsh on preserving the historic Holiday Bar on the city’s West Side
| 11/03/21
Orion Construction co-hosts celebration of newly renovated 115-year-old Holiday Bar on City’s West Side
| 10/27/21

Project Summary

115-year-old West Side Grand Rapids icon known as 'The Holiday Bar' celebrated a exterior restoration in fall of 2021. Orion Construction provided updates to the historic structure included selective demo, concrete, new windows, siding, millwork, parapet, lighting and more--all in an effort to breathe new life and vibrancy into a timeless building.

“We’ve long been fans of The Holiday Bar — they’re a staple in the West Side" said President and Project Manager Brad Walsh. “When we learned of Todd’s recent push to update the building’s façade, we jumped at the opportunity. We’ve had success in other historic renovations, like the famous Corner Bar in Rockford, so we wanted to continue that tradition with The Holiday Bar.”

In addition to the updated façade, Wawee commissioned a local artist to paint murals throughout The Holiday Bar’s outdoor Bier Garden.

“From front-to-back, we’re breathing new life into The Holiday Bar,” said Wawee. “It’s a classic look that’s unique to the West Side. We look forward to continuing to serve our customers and the community for another 100 years to come.”