Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo plans move to Peninsula Building

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Courtesy Saugatuck Brewing Company

The Kalamazoo branch of Saugatuck Brewing Company is in the process of moving to a new building within downtown Kalamazoo.

Saugatuck Brewing Company said Thursday, Nov. 11, it is moving its Kalamazoo location from 140 S. Westnedge Ave. to the Peninsula Building at 200 E. Michigan Ave., the former location of the Olde Peninsula Brewpub.

“When the opportunity came about, we began to look into the possibilities of relocating to the Peninsula Building,” said Ric Gillette, president of Saugatuck Brewing Company. “We have agreed to purchase the assets of the Olde Peninsula Brewpub & Restaurant and have entered into an agreement to lease the space from Peregrine Peninsula LLC, the building owner.”

The necessary licensing to make the change with the Michigan Liquor Control Commission has begun. Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo will move when the process has been completed and approved.

“We will continue to operate as usual at the Westnedge location until we get the go-ahead from the MLCC,” said Michael Biddick, director of food and beverage at the three SBC locations. “We look forward to continuing our pub offerings in the downtown Kalamazoo area.”

Saugatuck Brewing Company owns three breweries: its original location, at 2948 Blue Star Highway in Douglas; Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo; and Creston Brewery, at 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE in Grand Rapids.

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