Some basic information on Kalamazoo, Michigan
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Downtown Kalamazoo is the site of the nation's first pedestrian mall. Like many other pedestrian malls, Kalamazoo's did not prevent suburban domination of the retail sector. In the Fall of 1998, the mall was re-opened to traffic. Some interesting local businesses-- Climb Kalamazoo, Gazelle Sports, and others-- remain along the mall (Burdick Street). The Epic Center for the performing arts opened on Burdick, in the Spring of 2000. The remodeled Kalamazoo Public Library is one block off the mall (at Rose and South streets). The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts , also recently rebuilt, is 2 blocks west on South Street. The Convention Center (on the mall at Main St.) has restaurants and the Radisson hotel. The Kalamazoo Valley Museum is behind the convention center. A block further east is the "festival site": a remodeled parking lot that periodically hosts special events like Ribfest, Greekfest, and Music on the Mall. Live music can be found on a more regular basis at Club Soda (340 E. Michigan 342-8067) and the State Theater (406 S. Burdick 345-6500).
Just east of downtown, an old warehouse district is being revitalized
by new businesses.
Bells Brewery (355 E. Kalamazoo Ave. 382-2332) and
Water Street Coffee Joint (315 E. Water 373-2840) (Now with another location on Oakland) pioneered the area.
Their popularity is attracting others, including another microbrewery, Kraftbrau.
Some favorite local businesses are scattered throughout the town.
Kalamazoo's official homepage has links to city and county government agencies, to the Kalamazoo County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and other info. The City of Portage has its own homepage.
Downtown Kalamazoo info
Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
Frank Lloyd Wright in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo school closings from WWMT
Quick facts about Kalamazoo
Property values in Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo College Homepage
Western Herald (WMU's student newspaper)
Kalamazoo Gazette (from mlive.com)
Concerts and Plays:
Miller Auditorium : touring shows and WMU productions.Museums:
Kalamazoo Concert Band
Gilmore festival : international piano and keyboard competition and concerts.
Kalamazoo Air ZooHunt's Highlights of Michigan is a comprehensive guidebook to attractions, activities, accommodations, and food around Michigan. [This isn't an online resource but local bookstores, like Athena (downtown on Burdick), carry the latest edition.]
Gilmore Car Museum
Kalamazoo Valley Museum
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