It may have been easy to have missed the news that Michelle‘s on Sprinkle Road officially closed as of December 4th. As unfortunate as it is, it will still have life after death as they announce new ownership would be taking over and a rebranding phase would be taking place.

There have been a lot of closures announced in the last week, which has stunned a lot of people from Kalamazoo. Everything from Godfather‘s pizza to Boonzaaijer Bakery, and most recently Oakland bistro, Michelle‘s has also been added to the list, according to a note left on their door:

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To our valued Michelle‘s customers effective December 4, 2023. Michelle‘s restaurant on Sprinkle Road will close permanently during December. We will be working on transitioning to Butler’s Breakfast and Lunch which will be owned and operated by our longtime employee Will Butler we wish all the success in his new business and thank everyone for their continued support of Michelle‘s at this location for the past 15 years until Butler’s breakfast and lunch launches January 1, 2024. We welcome you to visit Michelle’s other locations in Portage and Mattawan and Liz’s Parkview Café in Richland.

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