downtown Kalamazoo

6:30 am
Thu July 10, 2014

Bell's in Dispute with MDOT Over New Traffic Signal Near Brewery

There's a dispute over whether the business was notified about the change
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Bell's Brewery's Larry Bell says he is upset that the Michigan Department of Transportation has put a new traffic signal in front of the sign outside his oldest commercial property. Two days ago, Michigan Department of Transportation workers began installing a new traffic signal in front of Bell's General Store.
6:17 am
Mon June 30, 2014

Owners Plan Improvements for State Theater in Kalamazoo

Goal is to attract more performers and audiences
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
The State Theatre's new executive director has a $2-million wish list for facility, moves that would be done in an attempt to attract more performers and audiences and ultimately increase revenue. But it's a difficult investment to make in a property that, while prized for its nuanced architecture, is up against stiff entertainment competition and limited in its uses.
8:41 pm
Wed April 30, 2014

Kalamazoo Makes U.S. News and World Report List of "Underrated Beer Cities"

Magazine recommends eight cities throughout the world for having a pint
Any bona fide beer geek already knows they can find a great brew in Denver, Portland, Oregon, and Dublin. But if you've already tapped the keg on these well-known beer cities, perhaps you and your taste buds are ready to explore a new frontier (with someone else behind the wheel, of course).
7:03 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Downtown Kalamazoo Parking Meters Can be Paid by Smartphone

Western Michigan University uses the same technology
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI -- Users of downtown Kalamazoo parking meters now can pay via smart phone instead of carrying around change. Downtown Kalamazoo Inc. and Central City Parking announced a one-year contract Thursday with Parkmobile USA Inc. The app is available for iPhone Android, Windows and Blackberry smart phones.
8:04 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Kalamazoo County Commissioners Say More Discussion Needed on Purchase of Bronson Park

The city of Kalamazoo has leased the park from the county since 1855, but would like to buy it outright
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Kalamazoo County commissioners likely will grant an extension to the city of Kalamazoo's lease for Bronson Park, but further discussion is needed before commissioners consider a sale or transfer of the park, they said Tuesday.