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.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Every Thursday & Saturday

Visit us at our new Mill Visitor Center at 106 South Main Street which will showcase all our projects and shoppable merch!

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Guided Tours at The Mill

Guided Tours at The Mill

March 16, March 18, April 13, April 15, May 11, May 13

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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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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2023 is a big decision-making year

Jan, 17 2023

Jackie Koney and John Kern recently sat down with Kathy Oswalt-Forsythe from the South County News to chat all things Mill related.

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