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Kalamazoo featured in Midwest Living magazine

Posted on July 30th, 2012

July/August 2012 issue features food, fun, shopping, accommodation highlights

Kalamazoo, Mich. The secrets of Kalamazoo are getting out — and into the hands of 300,000 people.

And that’s a good thing!

Pick up the July/August 2012 issue of Midwest Living magazine, flip to the “Weekends: More Great Travel Ideas in the Midwest” section, and there you’ll find a five-page spread featuring all things Kalamazoo.

Downtown Kalamazoo Michigan

Photo by Michael Buck.
Photo by Michael Buck. The Kalamazoo Mall, a downtown outdoor shopping area, bustles with boutiques, unique restaurants and old-world charm.

The article, titled “It’s Time to do the `Zoo,” showcases food, fun, shopping and accommodation highlights in Kalamazoo, according to the writers’ experience in the southwest Michigan city. The article’s 17 Kalamazoo-area hot spots include Air Zoo, Bell’s Brewery and Eccentric Café, Climb Kalamazoo, Epic Bistro, Food Dance, Gilmore Car Museum, Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Kalamazoo House Bed & Breakfast, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Mall, Kalamazoo Nature Center, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, Rustica, Sticks and Stones, Sweetwaters Donut Mill, Taste of Kalamazoo, Tempo Vino Winery and Water Street Coffee Joint. Neighboring Battle Creek also gets a shout out for its Art Center of Battle Creek, Malia Mediterranean Bistro and Southern Exposure Herb Farm.

Greg Ayers, president of Discover Kalamazoo, said he’s “delighted” to have Kalamazoo featured in the latest issue of Midwest Living magazine.

“The exposure will help introduce our destination to an audience who may not be familiar with everything Kalamazoo has to offer – especially those dining and shopping experiences which are unique to us,” Ayers said.

Sticks and Stones owner, Susan Diffenderfer, was “honored” to have her store featured in the magazine.

“I think Midwest Living nailed how cool Kalamazoo is,” Diffenderfer said. “Kalamazoo has such a cool downtown area, and I think sometimes people forget how great we are. I think this article will help reacquaint or introduce people to our downtown and the greater area.

“If Midwest Living wanted to capture all of Kalamazoo, we’d fill the whole magazine,” Diffenderfer continued.

According to the Midwest Living Website, the magazine is the leading lifestyle media brand that explores the region, savors its unique flavors and celebrates people who make the Midwest shine. Its circulation is nearly 1 million (114,024 magazines are delivered in Michigan), and the majority of its circulation is in the Midwest. The “Weekends: More Great Travel Ideas in the Midwest” section’s features vary based on delivery location.
For more info about Kalamazoo Michigan, visit our Website.

Discover Kalamazoo markets and sells the destination as a distinctive visitor experience to positively impact the county’s economy. DiscoverKalamazoo.com


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