by Jill P

We love when new businesses come to our area! Here’s a round-up on some of the new businesses that have either recently opened or are coming to Kalamazoo soon. The original news source link (if we could find one) gives more information for each of these businesses.

What are you most looking forward to opening? Did we miss any? Let us know in the comment section below. Thanks!



1. Peachwave of Kalamazoo | 5907 Gull Road, Kalamazoo | (269) 903-2325

Peachwave is a locally owned and operated self-serve frozen yogurt shop that offers frozen yogurt, gelato, and non-dairy soft serve frozen yogurt. They opened on August 16. They also have options that are low fat, non-fat, reduced sugar, vegan, all natural and dairy free. Per the owners, “We opened this store with our community in mind, a fun and inviting place for people to gather!”


2. Sushiya | Gull Road & Sprinkle, Kalamazoo

They recently announced on their Facebook page that they will be opening on Gull Road. We stopped by and there are signs on the building, but no opening date yet. Opening date-September 22

3. Chick-fil-A | 6202 S Westnedge, Portage

Chick-fil-A lovers are excited to have this quick service restaurant coming to Kalamazoo. Currently under construction in former Bilbo’s Pizza location. Chick-fil-A says it plans to bring between 15 and 20 new restaurants to Michigan in the next five years. Opening date-Early 2017


4. Make Studio Kalamazoo | 3410 Gull Rd, Kalamazoo | (269) 365-0987

Make Studio is a place for creating unique wood home decor projects in a fun and creative atmosphere. This studio opened this summer and offers a variety of workshops with wood signs. The prices range from $35-$60 and they plan to offer a variety of classes. Perfect for your next Mom’s Night Out. We can’t wait to check it out.



5. J. Gumbo’s Kalamazoo | 3205 S. Westnedge, Kalamazoo | (269) 254-8122

This quick serve restaurant opened on August 8 with a menu that includes gumbo, jambalaya, etouffee and po boys.

6. Amorino Gelato | 2965 Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo | (269) 343-3619

Kalamazoo’s first area gelato shop located in Sawall Health Foods and opened this summer.

7. HopCat | 300 Water Street, Kalamazoo | (269) 210-0075

The Grand Opening is set for October 8 for this restaurant and craft beer bar in downtown Kalamazoo. They also currently have a Grand Rapids and East Lansing location. From their Facebook page, “Food Your Mom Would Make if She Loved Craft Beer.”


8. Kalamazoo Pizza Company | 2120 S. Sprinkle Road, Kalamazoo | (269) 978-7600

Local gourmet, wood-fired pizza destination in Kalamazoo opened on July 11. All pizzas made with fresh ingredients. Take out and drive thru.


9. Free Love Bakery | 7620 S. Westnedge, Portage, MI 49002 | (269) 216-3777

If you haven’t checked out this gluten free bakery, you’ll want to check it out soon. They have great allergen-friendly baked goods, take and bake meals, and so much more. We’ve seen them at the farmers’ market and it’s great that they now have their own location. They opened this summer. 

10. Maru Sushi and Grill | 427 E Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo

This sushi restaurant is coming to downtown Kalamazoo this December (per their Facebook page). They currently have locations in Okemos, East Lansing, Grand Rapids, and Midland.



Did we miss any of your favorite businesses that will be opening or have recently opened around Kalamazoo? Let us know in the comment section below.




By | 2016-09-22T14:54:35+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on 10 New Businesses That You’ll Want To Check Out Soon Around Kalamazoo

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Jill is a mom of a busy 9 year old son. When not working the website, Jill likes to hike, cook, and read in her free time.