SW Michigan

1:07 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Statue of Abraham Lincoln could be placed in Bronson Park

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Group wants to bring statue to park, create endowment to maintain it
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- A statue of Abraham Lincoln could be coming to Bronson Park in downtown Kalamazoo. The Kalamazoo City Commission on Monday approved the placement of a statue commemorating Lincoln's August 1856 visit to the park.
7:03 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Garden Ridge store to move in to former Kmart location in Kalamazoo

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Houston-based company hopes to open store on Stadium Drive in late January
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- The former Kmart store location at Stadium Drive and Drake Road will become the home of a Garden Ridge store by early next year. The Texas-based home-d├ęcor and accessories chain has signed a long-term lease for the 87,000-square-foot space in the University Commons retail center and started interior renovation work more than a week ago, according to property owner Treystar development company.
6:41 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Proposed Kalamazoo city budget includes fewer positions

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Spending plan includes increases in fees for recreation, sewer and water and inspections
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Kalamazoo city administration on Monday laid out a plan that will help the city patch a $2.9 million deficit in its proposed $179 million 2014 budget while keeping service levels largely unchanged.
6:37 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Detroit retirees await bankruptcy ruling

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Unfunded retiree health care costs make up $5.7-billion of Detroit's $18.5-billion in long term debt
Brandon, Fla.- Bill Larsen used to walk Mack Avenue on midnight patrols. Now, he walks with a cane. Marv Kammer wore plain clothes for the Detroit Police Censor Bureau, ensuring burlesque dancers didn't go too far. Now, he wears a back brace. The retired Detroit police officers gather once a month in Florida to reminisce about the past.
6:14 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Biggs-Gilmore acquired by Kansas City-based ad firm

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Top executives from Biggs-Gilmore will assume roles on executive leadership team
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo-based digital advertising firm Biggs|Gilmore will become part of global marketing and advertising agency VML. Kansas City-based VML is a 21-year-old company that has offices in 23 locations on six continents. It announced its acquisition of Biggs|Gilmore but terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

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