by Jill P


We love when new businesses to come our area. Here’s a round-up on some of the new businesses to come to either Kalamazoo or greater West Michigan soon. The original news source links give 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. Principle Food & Drink

Opening late August in the former Garden Gate Cafe’ location in downtown Kalamazoo. A great addition to the downtown Kalamazoo food scene from the owners of Salt of the Earth in Fennville!

2. Menards

Opening in late Summer on Gull Road in Comstock Township.

3. Field and Stream

Opening near Costco in Kalamazoo, this outdoor specialty store chain with opening date TBD.




4. Tanger Outlet Mall in Byron Township

Opening on July 31 with 70 stores like J. Crew, Gymoboree, OskKosh and many more in Byron Township just south of Grand Rapids. If you’re near the highway, it’s just a 45-50 minute drive north to this outlet mall.

5. Trader Joe’s in Grand Rapids

Opening on September 25 in Grand Rapids. There is much anticipation for this first Trader Joe’s in West Michigan! We’ve been by there a number of times and building is moving along.

6. Chick-fil-A in Holland

The fast-food chain focused on chicken is planning to enter the West Michigan market. Opening date TBD.

7. Cannonsburg Zipline in Grand Rapids

A new 10-station canopy tour at Cannonsburg tree tops, zipping through over a mile of terrain. Opening date TBD, but expecting a late summer opening.



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




By | 2015-07-28T05:21:42+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources|2 Comments

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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.


  1. Erica E July 29, 2015 at 9:23 am

    Not sure when its opening but they are opening a Popeye’s chicken on West Main.

    • Jill P July 29, 2015 at 11:21 am

      Great! Thanks for the info.

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