Spared from the wrecking ball in 2014 and nominated to 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.

Kids’ Nature Walks

Kids’ Nature Walks

August 13, September 10, October 8

Kids! Adventure around the 80 acres of surrounding forest at The Mill and explore the bird, bat and mushroom houses, grazing wildlife, beehives and so much more! Craft time at the end of the walking tour will be hosted by the Vicksburg Cultural Arts Center.

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Food Truck Rallies

Food Truck Rallies

Second Tuesday of every month from June – October!

Join us for food truck rallies on the second Tuesday of every month from June – October!

*Free to the public

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Guided Tours at The Mill

Guided Tours at The Mill

July 9, July 14, August 11, August 13, September 10, September 15, October 8, October 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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Vicksburg Receives $3.7 Million in Business Development Funds

Jul, 21 2022

This grant will help the village upgrade its water infrastructure, expand its business capacity, and aid in job retention and creation.

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Join The Mill for a Kids’ Nature Walk!

Jun, 29 2022

Join us in exploring the surrounding 80 acres of The Mill at Vicksburg with a guided nature walk!

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