5-Acre Flower Meadow in the Works!
The Mill at Vicksburg begins multi-year plan to establish 5-acre flower meadow network on the east side of the property.
The Mill at Vicksburg begins multi-year plan to establish 5-acre flower meadow network on the east side of the property.
Co-hosts of the Keep Your Voice Down podcast, Doug and Alek, recently invited Jackie Koney to chat about The Mill project.
Jackie Koney and John Kern recently sat down with Kathy Oswalt-Forsythe from the South County News to chat all things Mill related.
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.
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.
This grant will help the village upgrade its water infrastructure, expand its business capacity, and aid in job retention and creation.
Join us in exploring the surrounding 80 acres of The Mill at Vicksburg with a guided nature walk!
Housed in the 1,700-square-foot space at 103 E. Prairie Street is Mackenzies Bakery—a former Kalamazoo bakery restored and revitalized in downtown Vicksburg.
Join us for a tour of The Mill, where we'll guide you through our historic Lee Paper Mill!
Join us this Spring/Summer for Food Truck Rallies on the second Tuesday of each month, June to September!
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.
Join us for our second year of Kids' Nature Walks at The Mill from June – October!
Evana Dias, The Mill’s first intern, recently wrapped up her time with us in Vicksburg. We had a quick chat with her to reflect on her experience at The Mill before she headed home to Cincinnati.
MiBiz has named The Mill as one of eight West Michigan projects to watch in 2022.
Rebecca Luong will direct a team that will build a space rooted in hospitality, creating a memorable guest experience for every facet of The Mill.
The MIll has hired former Gensler hospitality design leader Rebecca Luong to bring Chris Moore’s vision of creating a world-class destination to life.
Construction has begun at 103 E Prairie St. as we prepare Mackenzies Bakery's production kitchen and bake shop for a Spring 2022 opening!
Southwest Michigan's magazine, Encore, took a closer look at their top five picks from our current breweriana collection.
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.
Our Hospitality & Events Manager at The Mill, Alysse Thomas, sat down with Shelly Irwin from the WGVU Morning Show to chat about this year's Nature Walk experience and what's in store for the future.
Join us in welcoming Taylor Kallio to the team as our full-time content creator! Taylor originally began his journey with The Mill as a contractor back in 2016 demonstrating his skills and expertise in photography and videography.
We sat down with Jill Younger and Cris Najar—Mackenzies Bakery Production Manager and Head Baker—to learn more about the new Mackenzies coming to downtown Vicksburg.
The mill, once the top paper producer of the 20th century, is well on its way to becoming a top Midwest travel destination in the 21st century.
This Spring and Summer, we’re excited to host a new lineup of residents. Learn more about the artists and what they do, and follow along for a glimpse at their work!
From being moments away from demolition to becoming a major revitalization project, The Mill at Vicksburg will become a Midwest destination for music, arts and entertainment.
The beloved Kalamazoo bakery, which closed its doors in 2020, is coming to Vicksburg with a new name: Mackenzies Vicksburg.
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.
The Mill at Vicksburg’s Virtual Music Residency provides artists with a way to share their gifts with our community, while also getting paid! We have a great roster of artists lined up for February.
As the year comes to a close, we are excited to share the progress our incredible crew has made on this massive project. Working together to help bring the vision for the village of Vicksburg to life has been a great honor and privilege.
MiBiz deems The Mill at Vicksburg to be one of the nine major construction projects to watch in West Michigan for 2021!
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.
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.
The Mill at Vicksburg has brought in a concrete crusher to transform 10,000 tons of debris into fine pebbles, which will be reused to pave new roads, sidewalks, and parking lots on the property.
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.
The Mill at Vicksburg continues to push forward on its journey to renewing the historic building! The progress of this project has been noted by Mark Robinson, principal and co-owner of Johnson Hill Land Ethics Studio, in the MiSITES quarterly publication
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.
Since our last construction update in May 2020, our construction teams at Frederick Construction and RAM Construction have made significant progress. And now, the future of The Mill is really beginning to take shape.
VICKSBURG, MI — When a population of snuffbox mussels, listed on the U.S. endangered species list, was found in a creek next to a $80 million development in progress, people took note.
Scientists surveying Portage Creek in Vicksburg discovered hundreds of Snuffbox Mussels, which are on the North American endangered species list.
Construction crews found a rare and endangered species of mussel in Portage Creek during restoration work at the former paper mill property in Vicksburg.
The Mill at Vicksburg hopes to remediate and restore the adjacent Portage Creek that runs behind The Mill. During the surveying process, ECT and ASTI Environmental found two rare mussel breeds, snuffbox mussels and round pigtoe mussels, in the creek.
Prairie Ronde is introducing a new hybridized version of live-streamed content with artists and musicians in the coming weeks on social media! Stay tuned for this exciting new series.
Exciting interior and exterior construction progress was made at The Mill in early 2020!
Dr. Noreen Heikes, Vicksburg teacher, veterinarian and ally to The Mill at Vicksburg, was featured in Encore Magazine's April 2020 edition about a trip she and some of her students took to South Africa to learn both veterinary and life skills hands-on.
The Mill at Vicksburg operations director Jackie Koney presented at Brownfields 2019 national training conference in Los Angeles on Dec. 12.
An $80 million project to transform a long-vacant Southwest Michigan paper mill in the small town of Vicksburg is under construction after developers obtained a large tax incentive from the state.
A reunion of those who worked in The Mill before it closed in 2001 was held in October by the staff of Paper City Development.
Kalamazoo County native and entrepreneur Chris Moore made his fortune in Seattle after founding Concord Technologies, a firm that pioneered the “internet fax” concept.
Renovations were underway on what is being called a “legacy” project in West Michigan.
Encore Magazine interviewed the Paper City Development, LLC team (Jackie Koney, Chris Moore and John Kern) to feature the redevelopment and revitalization of The Mill at Vicksburg, from the project’s beginnings to construction and future plans.
Inside the offices of Paper City Development in downtown Vicksburg, Chris Moore’s enthusiasm about the mill, his hometown and its history are palpable.
Michiganders are known for their fierce pride in what makes their state unique, often using their hand as a frame of reference to share where they grew up, where they went to school or their favorite vacation destination…
An ambitious $80 million project to transform a long-vacant Southwest Michigan paper mill moved a step closer to reality after securing a lucrative state incentive.
Paper City Development LLC is investing $80 million into the rehabilitation of an abandoned historic paper mill in Vicksburg, south of Kalamazoo, that would generate 221 jobs.
The State of Michigan has agreed to invest $30 million into transforming The Mill at Vicksburg, a project expected to bring hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in private investment to the Village of Vicksburg.
The State of Michigan has approved a $30 million dollar tax incentive in an $80 million project to convert an abandoned paper mill in Vicksburg into a new hotel.
An abandoned historic paper mill in Vicksburg is expected see some major changes. Village leaders said they expect a recently announced redevelopment project to create hundred of jobs.
The Michigan Strategic Fund board has approved $30 million in incentives for The Mill at Vicksburg redevelopment project.
A West Michigan native is transforming an abandoned paper mill in the region into an $80 million mixed-use development featuring a brewery, museum and hotel, as well as retail, event spaces and apartments.
An abandoned historic paper mill in the village of Vicksburg will be transformed into a mixed-use development with support from the Michigan Strategic Fund, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation announced today.
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.
Congratulations to Chris Moore, our visionary founder of The Mill at Vicksburg, was recognized June 14 as one of eight recipients of the prestigious EY Entrepreneur of the Year award for the Pacific Northwest region!
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
A proposed large-scale redevelopment in Southwest Michigan is angling to be the second project in the state to use a new funding tool.
Developers hope their big project in a small village will be the second to receive state tax breaks under a relatively new transformational brownfield incentive.
The long struggle to turn the old Vicksburg Paper Mill from what one developer described as an eyesore, into a vital commercial and entertainment destination continues.
The Transformational Brownfield Plan associated with the proposed Paper City development at 300 W. Highway Street at The Mill was approved by the Vicksburg Village Council at its first meeting in January.
The Vicksburg Village council unanimously approved the redevelopment of the old paper mill on Monday.
The village of Vicksburg council members are poised to vote Monday, Oct. 29, 2018, on the $50 million project. It’s the last step for approval before starting construction.
The Vicksburg Planning Commission voted unanimously to recommend the Vicksburg Village Council approve a proposal for development at the old Lee Paper Mill.
Some important dates are on tap this month for the proposed renovation of the former Simpson Paper Co.
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.
Many local media outlets have reported on our new Prairie Ronde Artist Residency – read their stories!
When Austin Roberson sat down at the computer and fired up Minecraft, he was not at home playing video games during summer vacation. Roberson was in a classroom on a Thursday afternoon at Vicksburg High School.
Vicksburg Mill Getting New Life as Mixed-Use Facility
Blighted Brownfield in Vicksburg Awarded Michigan DEQ Grant for Redevelopment
The county Board of Commissioners authorized its Brownfield Redevelopment Authority to apply for a $1.25 million DEQ loan and $100,000 grant to mitigate contamination of a former Vicksburg paper mill.
In September, environmental consultant, Lisa Phillips, and project manager, Jackie Koney, prepare to present the Vicksburg Village Council with an update on the redevelopment of the Mill property.
Moyle, who spent 23 years at the Vicksburg landmark in a number of capacities, from union steward to management, attended a meeting...
Plans for the redevelopment of the Vicksburg mill are moving forward: Representatives of the project have recently appeared before three local governing bodies.
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.
$50 million project unveiled for old Vicksburg paper mill
Chris Moore, Gene Burns, Steve Sielatycki and Jackie Koney in a meeting on the fifth floor of the mill in the summer of 2015.