One Stop Coney Shop Opens in Downtown Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids’ vibrant downtown and growing college-age population lured a Grosse Pointe couple to move here and open one of the area’s newest eateries: One Stop Coney Shop, 154 E. Fulton.

 Leslie and her husband, Brian DeGalan, plan to open the 24-seat, self-serve restaurant on October 27 in a former salsa dance studio in the Peacock Building.

“The hot dogs are special,” promises Leslie DeGalan, “because they’re Koegel (hot dogs) from Flint and they’ll be grilled, not boiled.  They’ll have that snap when you bite into them.”

The menu will feature authentic Detroit coney dogs, Chicago-style dogs and one dubbed “Rapid Style” topped with chili, chili relish, mustard, ketchup and onions. Another specialty will be freshly made Belgian-style “frites” -- fries that are fresh cut and twice fried to make them extra crispy. Chili, cheese and a variety of sauces will be available for extra toppings. A Greek salad and chicken pita sandwich will also be available.

Leslie once worked in retail and Brian in computer sales, but when the recession hit the Detroit area especially hard, the opportunity to be part of a growing Grand Rapids downtown became even more appealing. The couple’s two daughters will work at the restaurant along with three part-time employees.
    
One Stop Coney Shop is set up for Wi-Fi wireless Internet service. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.  It will be closed Mondays. For more information, contact the restaurant at 233-9700 or check its website at www.onestopconeyshop.com.

Source: Leslie DeGalan of One Stop Coney Shop

Sharon Hanks is the innovation and jobs news editor for Rapid Growth Media. She can be contacted at [email protected].