A little birdie told me (see what I did there?) that the Bilbo's Pizza on S. Westnedge in Portage is sold and will be leveled to make room for a Chick-fil-A.

Bilbo's has been around since 1976 when it was founded by college buddies John Hindman and Charlie Konett who loved the Tolkien trilogy.  The rest, as they say, is history and so will Bilbo's be if that little birdie is correct.

UPDATE 4/22/16 - Portage's city manager has confirmed that Chick-fil-A has indeed chosen the Bilbo's location for its first Southwest Michigan location.

So the question becomes, is this good for Kalamazoo/Portage?  I say yes!  The S. Westnedge corridor needs more of the mainstays of other cities of its kind like Potbelly's, Boston Market...Don't get me started again!

Bilbo's Pizza maintains a Kalamazoo location on Stadium Drive.