The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is seeking passionate, engaged community members to apply for a seat on one of four Citizen Coalitions by November 1, 2021.Launched in 2019, the Citizen Coalitions were created to empower diverse community stakeholders in guiding the Partnership’s investments, programs and services in four areas of impact key to the success of the Downtown: People, Place, Experience and Growth.Learn More
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Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is thrilled to announce the return of Downtown Kalamazoo’s third annual Metro Toyota SkeleTour this October. This autumn spectacular features 65+ one-of-a-kind, life-size skeletons that reflect local businesses and organizations unique to Kalamazoo.Learn More
Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership and Maple Hill Auto Group are pleased to announce an agreement that continues the time-honored Maple Hill Kalamazoo Holiday Parade and allows the Partnership to continue to strengthen its investment in downtown businesses while offering a season’s worth of events and activities for the community.Learn More
The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership and Maple Hill Auto Group announced an agreement Thursday in a joint news release that will allow the parade to return. The release also highlighted the partnership’s Small Business Saturday Weekend, slated for the ensuing weekend of Friday, Nov. 26 to Sunday, Nov. 28.Read more
The years-long transformation of a Kalamazoo alley into an art haven is almost finished. Contractors are putting the final touches on Haymarket Plaza, located between The Haymarket Building, Main Street East, The Monroe Building and the new Warner Building.Read more
Brick and Brine will open this fall to diners in the lobby level of the Radisson Plaza Hotel and Suites.Serving up New American fare, the new Greenleaf Hospitality Group restaurant will occupy the space that housed Zazios for 16 years prior to its closing in November 2020. Zazios was also owned by Greenleaf Hospitality Group.Read more
The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is pleased to announce the return of the Downtown Kalamazoo Salsa Cook-Off and Summer Restaurant Week at the end of July, in addition to Summer Sidewalk Sales, brought to the community by downtown merchants.
Looking for a little music and fun to get you through your workweek? “Beat on Bates” is a free live music series held in downtown Kalamazoo weekly, on Wednesdays, through September. “Beats on Bates,” sponsored by the Downtown Kalamazoo Partnership, started on June 2 with a performance from Out of Favor Boys. The weekly events run through Wednesday, Sept. 29.Read more
The pandemic has put a financial strain on many businesses, facing them with the decision of closing doors permanently, but it has also brought in opportunity for some new ones.The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership said in the last year while 11 businesses have had to close their doors, 16 new ones have opened.Read more
The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is now offering weekly workout classes at Bronson Park in Kalamazoo. Workout Wednesdays, as they're called, happen every Wednesday at 5:30pm at Bronson Park and last one hour. And, for an extra dose of motivation, they're completely free of charge.Read more
A new report said downtown Kalamazoo welcomed 16 new businesses over the last year.Two hair salons, two barbershops, a dance studio and a dozen more businesses joined downtown in 2020.Read more
The Kalamazoo Downtown Partnership is proud to announce the release of its 2020 Downtown Kalamazoo Annual Report, detailing the organization's impact on the downtown community. In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic quickly transitioned the team’s focus from overall downtown efforts to targeted COVID response and business recovery efforts. This annual report shines a light on how the organization shifted its priorities to support downtown businesses through challenges brought on by the pandemic and the results of those efforts.Read the 2020 Annual Report