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The History of 108 South Main

The History of 108 South Main

May, 7 2024

108 South Main, part of what is affectionately remembered by our community as the "Hill's Building" has a rich history of tenants who occupied its space. Now, we're restoring this historic building back to its original late 1800s facade.

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Mackenzies Bakery Now Open in Downtown Vicksburg

Mackenzies Bakery Now Open in Downtown Vicksburg

Apr, 19 2022

Mackenzies Bakery, once a well-loved, family owned business in Kalamazoo has reopened in Vicksburg under the ownership of Paper City Development. The 8-month renovation blends the 40-year tradition of this bakery with a modern, elevated twist.

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Guided Tours at The Mill

Guided Tours at The Mill

Sep, 27 2021

The Mill is hosting guided tours of the charismatic and historic buildings we've been restoring! Our scheduled tours are currently filled up, but we will be adding more dates in the future.

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Pillars of Sustainability

Pillars of Sustainability

Apr, 21 2021

The Mill at Vicksburg project began with a goal to continue The Mill’s legacy as an economic and cultural engine that drives a thriving Vicksburg. In order for that to happen, Chris Moore knew sustainability needed to be at the forefront of every endeavor.

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Conservation Efforts Continue at The Mill

Conservation Efforts Continue at The Mill

Nov, 7 2020

There are several ongoing conservation efforts in progress that will play a vital role in the design and structure of this historic building. From repurposing wooden beams to planting an edible forest, it seems The Mill has it all.

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A Vision for the Village of Vicksburg

A Vision for the Village of Vicksburg

Nov, 2 2020

The Lee Paper Mill brought a thriving economy to Vicksburg in the mid-to-late 1900s. Upon its closing in 2001, the village encountered a downfall that left many without jobs, and the Mill property vacant.

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Sustainability at The Mill

Sustainability at The Mill

Oct, 22 2020

Sustainability is at the forefront of this massive $80 million project to turn the old paper mill of Vicksburg into a flourishing place where people can come to enjoy themselves.

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On the Corner - South County News

On the Corner - South County News

Sep, 10 2020

Environmental researchers discovered a colony of snuffbox mussels in a section of the Portage Creek which runs along the Mill property. Native to eastern North America, this freshwater mussel is listed as endangered in both the United States and Canada.

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Two Local Guys Win Big While Doing Good

Two Local Guys Win Big While Doing Good

Jul, 3 2019

Standing tall on a stage in Seattle among a field of over-achievers in mid-June were a couple of hometown guys, Rajeev (Raj) Singh and Chris Moore. Each had migrated from Vicksburg to Seattle as young upstarts in the field of technology in the 1990s.

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KDPS Bomb Squad Turns Old Paper Mill Into Classroom

KDPS Bomb Squad Turns Old Paper Mill Into Classroom

May, 7 2019

There are big plans in store for the long-vacant Vicksburg paper mill, as developers will soon turn the space into a mixed-use development. In the meantime, it has been the site of full-scale training exercises for the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety

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Pollinator Plot at The Mill

Pollinator Plot at The Mill

Oct, 4 2018

Rob Richardson and John Kern examine the pollinator plot on 80 acres on the west side of the Mill that his farm team planted to buckwheat and sunflowers in mid-July.

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Fond Memories of The Mill

Fond Memories of The Mill

Aug, 4 2017

Bob Millard, former mill manager in the 1970s, returned to tour the mill last summer. Village Manager Jim Mallery accompanied him as did several other community members. Asbestos has been removed from this area which was part of the dryers for the paper.

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