People's Food Co-op

Robbie Feinberg

While apartment prices in the Kalamazoo area are low compared to bigger cities like Grand Rapids, most buildings are outside the city’s core. Downtown is a different story. Apartments are in short supply, and rents can be two or three times more expensive. But one developer is trying to make things affordable by going small.

Simon Borst at People’s Food Co-op holding an issue of the People’s Food Co-op Coop Scoop with a two-page spread of his comic storytelling.
Nancy Camden

For over a year, Coop Scoop, the quarterly newsletter put out by People’s Food Co-op of Kalamazoo has devoted a page to storytelling in the comic-art form. A 2011 University of Michigan school of art graduate, Simon Borst is the illustrator and is also the front-end manager at the co-op. 

At least 105 businesses are expected to participate on a regular basis