What many people may not know about the Kalamazoo/Portage area is the fact that we were on our way to becoming the Mall capital of Michigan. During the 80’s Kalamazoo had a minimum of 4 malls. Today, there is only one. Is the Crossroads Mall going to be the exception, or will it too join these abandoned and demolished malls of Kalamazoo’s past?
While the day and age of buying almost everything online was yet to come, Crossroads Mall gave people from the surrounding townships a place to shop and entertain. Recently, the Mall has been repurchased by a company based in New York, which leaves me with the question of: What will happen to the Crossroads Mall?
So many things are different this year, and in many cases, you don't realize you miss them until some yayhoo like me points it out to you. August is normally about the time when we get county fairs. The most famous one around these parts is the Allegan County Fair, which, along with all the others, is a casualty of the Covid pandemic.