The Kalamazoo area has one less place for pizza as Cottage Inn has closed their Portage location at Sprinkle Rd. and Kilgore.

I drove by several times thinking it was strange that no cars were in the parking lot except for a min-van with a 'for sale' sign. A closer look at the building revealed that it appears signage was removed from above the door. Is this place closed? Finally, I stopped and peeked in the windows. Maybe they are remodeling and the crew took a break for fast food and will be back later to clean up? A visit to the website confirmed that, indeed, Cottage Inn Pizza has closed their Portage store.

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Gourmet pizza is no longer hard to find, with lots of choices if you want to spend a lot or just a little on pizza. Was it the new Circle K that just opened across the street that was the deciding factor in closing Cottage Inn? Circle K has inexpensive pizza slices always available and a robust selection of hot and cold foods in the deli and on the rollers. It could be that gourmet pizza is out and gas station is in.

For those who still crave the Cottage pizza, subs, chicken wings and stix with DipInn cups, you'll have to drive to their single remaining Kalamazoo store at KL and Drake.

Photo: Bobby Guy
Photo: Bobby Guy
Photo: Bobby Guy