READY TO HUM AGAIN
 

Spared from the wrecking ball in 2014 and placed on the National Registry of Historic Places, the Vicksburg Mill is ready to hum again.

The Visionary

Community Support

Pillars of Sustainability

READY TO PURSUE DREAMS

Envision a campus–home to multiple breweries, barley malting and hops processing facilities, light manufacturing and support services for our tenants.

History

For nearly 100 years, the Mill defined manufacturing in Vicksburg by acting as a pillar of the community that impacted every aspect of life in the Village. Generations of families powered the Mill with their creativity and brawn. We’re celebrating that legacy by restoring the original grandeur and upgrading the buildings with cutting-edge improvements.

Pride

Fueled from top to bottom by a solid Midwestern work ethic and the desire to do whatever it would take to get the job done right, the Mill earned a reputation for making excellent, high-quality products. We share these traits and a desire to prove that we are the very best at what we do. This thinking will continue to permeate every aspect of this project.

Prosperity

With a clear understanding that a strong Mill meant a strong and prosperous community, everyone associated with the operation knew that a rising tide lifts every boat. We know that our efforts also stand a good chance of improving the quality of life for members of our community. If we work together, a strong Mill will work for us all.

The Space

Multi-use development plan keeps the Paper Mill’s original U-shaped buildings that formed its base. At its peak, The Mill employed 250 workers as Vicksburg’s largest employer.

 

Then & Now

The Future

Coming Soon to the Village of Vicksburg

Less than 15 miles from Kalamazoo, Michigan

Events

This year is filled with exciting events at The Mill! We'd love for you to join us. Browse all our upcoming events and sign up for certain events below.

Guided Tours at The Mill

Guided Tours at The Mill

October 8, October 13, November 5, November 10, November 15, January 14, January 19, January 24, February 7, February 16, February 25

Take a guided tour of the historic Simpon-Lee paper mill and learn more about our renovation place as we create the event destination of the Midwest!

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News

Vicksburg Takes Pride in Its History

Nov, 21 2022

Vicksburg's official designation on the National Register of Historic Places opens the village up to a world of opportunity in economic and community development.

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Vicksburg Placed on the National Register of Historic Places

Oct, 26 2022

2022 has been a big year for Vicksburg, MI! Not only have we celebrated our 150th anniversary of the village, but we have also been placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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