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


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


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.


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.


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


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 19, October 21, November 9, November 11

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

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Mill Family Reunion

Mill Family Reunion

Date: Oct, 7 2023

Sign up for the fourth annual Mill Family Reunion, where workers—past and present—come together in celebration!

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5-Acre Flower Meadow in the Works!

May, 16 2023

The Mill at Vicksburg begins multi-year plan to establish 5-acre flower meadow network on the east side of the property.

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COO Jackie Koney Guest Stars on Keep Your Voice Down Podcast

Jan, 27 2023

Co-hosts of the Keep Your Voice Down podcast, Doug and Alek, recently invited Jackie Koney to chat about The Mill project.

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