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“Awesome atmosphere!!”

Lindell Chocolate Shoppe
Ranked #1 of 1 Dessert in Lake Linden
Cuisines: American, Diner, Cafe
Description: The Lindell Chocolate Shoppe is housed in the Joseph Bosch Building in Lake Linden Michigan, which has been named to the National Register of Historic Places and is labeled a "site of outstanding historical and architectural significance" by the Michigan History Division of the Department of State. The building was originally a warehouse for beer magnate Joseph Bosch in 1893. Over the years, the building has also been home to a grocery, a mercantile, an indoor archery range, and The Lindell Chocolate Shoppe since 1922. The business was located a few doors north of where it is now and was founded by Louis Grammas and James Pallis who specialized in homemade candies, ice cream, fruits, tobacco and various other assorted sundries. Grammas and Pallis took Lindell's name from Lake Linden and nearby Hubbell. The interior of the present building was purchased from the Brand Company for a price of $3,700 in 1922. It is noted for its fine woodwork and remains virtually unchanged from its original design. The interior is one of the best examples left of early wood and stained glass decor. Golden Oak was used exclusively in the combination restaurant/bar with an elaborate archway separating the two areas, timber beams on the ceiling and a carved wood mezzanine. Visitors are greeted by Lindell's original illuminated stained glass sign which hangs above turn-of-the-century cloth roll-away canopies and large paned display windows. The building is accented by an ornate, bracketed metal cornice and a cooper clad base. Grammas and Pallis eventually sold the business in 1916 to John and Angelo Gekas who retained ownership for approximately 43 years. Richard and Frances Grunow took over in 1977. They have retained the 1920's decor and have undergone several restoration projects to enhance the restaurant's intrinsic atmosphere. In 1982, the Grunow's application for State and Historic designation of Lindell's and the Joseph Bosch Brewery Building was successful
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Description: The Lindell Chocolate Shoppe is housed in the Joseph Bosch Building in Lake Linden Michigan, which has been named to the National Register of Historic Places and is labeled a "site of outstanding historical and architectural significance" by the Michigan History Division of the Department of State. The building was originally a warehouse for beer magnate Joseph Bosch in 1893. Over the years, the building has also been home to a grocery, a mercantile, an indoor archery range, and The Lindell Chocolate Shoppe since 1922. The business was located a few doors north of where it is now and was founded by Louis Grammas and James Pallis who specialized in homemade candies, ice cream, fruits, tobacco and various other assorted sundries. Grammas and Pallis took Lindell's name from Lake Linden and nearby Hubbell. The interior of the present building was purchased from the Brand Company for a price of $3,700 in 1922. It is noted for its fine woodwork and remains virtually unchanged from its original design. The interior is one of the best examples left of early wood and stained glass decor. Golden Oak was used exclusively in the combination restaurant/bar with an elaborate archway separating the two areas, timber beams on the ceiling and a carved wood mezzanine. Visitors are greeted by Lindell's original illuminated stained glass sign which hangs above turn-of-the-century cloth roll-away canopies and large paned display windows. The building is accented by an ornate, bracketed metal cornice and a cooper clad base. Grammas and Pallis eventually sold the business in 1916 to John and Angelo Gekas who retained ownership for approximately 43 years. Richard and Frances Grunow took over in 1977. They have retained the 1920's decor and have undergone several restoration projects to enhance the restaurant's intrinsic atmosphere. In 1982, the Grunow's application for State and Historic designation of Lindell's and the Joseph Bosch Brewery Building was successful
Reviewed August 28, 2010

Amazing decor, good food, a must stop, old fashioned soda fountain!!!

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