Biggby Coffee in downtown Kalamazoo going out of business.

Biggby Coffee made the announcement on their Facebook page.

"Thank you so much for your patronage. We will be closing our doors for business at this location on November 1st. We will be relocating to the corner of Crosstown and Portage Rd in Spring/Summer of 2019. This new location will have a Drive-thru and dedicated free parking. Please keep a look out for our grand reopening.

We sincerely apologize to all of the regulars that found a home in this location and look forward to rekindling the relationship with you all down the road!"

The East Michigan location was a part of the redevelopment of that block of Michigan Ave. At best, it has been only marginally successful. The proposed new location mentioned in the post is another that city planners and developers are trying to bring back to life, so far with little success. It was two years ago that historic Hoekstra Tru-Value Hardware shut it's doors.

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