Rykse’s To Close Stadium Drive Location, Consolidate Operation in Texas Corners
Another long time Kalamazoo restaurant is closing its doors. Rykse's Restaurant on Stadium Drive, west of US 131 will be closing on Christmas Eve, December 24th, according to a post on Facebook by WWMT's Kate Tillotson. She reports the business, including the famed bakery will be consolidated at the Rykse & Co. Market and Eatery in Texas Corners. Rykse's rolls have a large following in the Kalamazoo area.
Tillotson says the land was sold to the DeNooyer family, and will become a "car lot". The DeNooyers already own DeNooyer Chevrolet and Metro Toyota adjacent to the Rykse property.
This is the second closing consolidation news in the Kalamazoo area in the past two weeks, on the heels of Theo and Stacy's location in Portage closing on Wednesday.
The reaction on Facebook was swift, with most expressing shock and sadness at the news; some bordering on despair. But with both situations, the restaurant and it's menu, goods and recipes aren't going away, only the long time location.