Kalamazoo's legendary Gibson guitar factory getting new life as a Hard Rock was the big news. A $10M car wash and new restaurants also opened in March of 2021. 

As we begin a hopeful new year in 2022, we take a look back at the biggest stories of 2021 here in Kalamazoo, around Michigan, and across the rock and roll world. These were the big stories in March of 2021 that everyone was talking about.

Gibson Guitar Factory to Become 'Reverb by Hard Rock'

  • A longtime Kalamazoo landmark will be preserved as Hard Rock Hotels announced ambitious plans to renovate the Gibson guitar factory on Parsons Street and transform the site into a new hotel property and entertainment venue.

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Stunning 1939 Kalamazoo Gibson Guitar

She's well-worn, but they really don't make 'em like this anymore. Maximillian Terranova still plays his grandfather's 1939 Kalamazoo guitar made at the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
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