In 1900, Kalamazoo was the celery capital of the world!
No kidding. The nearby “mucklands” are perfect for growing celery! In the second half of the 1800s, Kalamazoo was known as paper city. The Bryant Paper Company here in Kalamazoo became the largest Michigan manufacturer of book paper. And by World War II, a score of local mills made Kalamazoothe largest paper producer in the nation.
Featured Businesses, Locations and Attractions
Gilmore Car Museum
|The largest car museum in North America, dedicated to preserving and spreading the automobile industry’s rich history.|
TnT's Lil Brother's BBQ truck
Twine Urban Winery
Kalamazoo Valley Musuem
Layla's Cool Pops
|Created, owned and operated by “tennpreneur” Layla. What started as a 4th grade econ project has evolved into a thriving business, and all profits go toward Layla’s Sweets4Homeless Initiative.|
Bell's Eccentric Cafe
Air Zoo Aeorospace and Science Museum
Confections with Convictions
|Founder Dale Anderson previously worked as a counselor for young people in the court system, Dale realized that therapy wasn’t enough to reintergrate them into society. So, he started the business to help them overcome the barrier they faced in becoming succesful members of society.|