Friday Trash Pick Up Correction: Friday trash pick up will begin on July 1st. The annual newsletter contained an error that said Friday pick up would begin on Memorial Day and run through Labor Day. Monday pick up is year around and the Friday pick up begins on July 1 and runs through the Friday after Labor Day. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please do not put trash out for Friday pick up until Friday, July 1st.
NOTICE: Due to the immanent threat to properties along the Grand Beach shore front posed by continuing erosion from the high lake level, the Village Council has temporarily suspended the restrictions on shore front construction repair to revetments, sea walls and rip rap, to allow residents who have shore front property to obtain the appropriate permits and to begin work this summer to protect their shore front, and to allow materials to be brought into the Village from Monday through Friday at noon, and to allow work to be done on the site on Saturdays during the summer months.
Since the early 1900's the name Grand Beach has been synonymous with the stately white gates that welcome visitors to this haven of beaches, sprawling green lawns, and streets shaded by beautiful trees. As opposed to many other communities, the Village of Grand Beach was developed initially as a resort area.
In the beginning of the 1900's Floyd R. Perkins purchased 600 acres of dunes in the western part of New Buffalo Township. His initial idea of developing a shooting preserve quickly changed when he realized the land's potential as a resort community. Perkins and his partner, George Ely, formed the Grand Beach Company and acquired additional acreage which included four miles of beach. They build roads, bridges, waterworks, and a 9-hole golf course to accommodate the upcoming tourist industry.
Quick development of Grand Beach resulted when villagers purchased 20 cottages from Sears and Roebuck in 1907. By 1911 the Village had a total of 48 homes. Grand Beach's development continued with the completion of an 18-hole golf course, a club house and three Frank Lloyd Wright homes. The famous Golfmore Hotel made its debut in 1922, but was completely destroyed by fire in 1939. This great loss, however, did not stop the Village from growing and becoming incorporated in 1934. Grand Beach reflects a mix of both summer and year-round residents
© 1995 Berrien County Economic Development Department
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