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Olde Peninsula Brewpub and Restaurant closing after 25 years

The downtown restaurant cited the labor shortage and rising costs as reasons behind the decision to close.

Another staple of downtown Kalamazoo is closing its doors for good amid the pandemic.

Olde Peninsula Brewpub and Restaurant announced on its Facebook page on Thursday that after 25 years of operation it would be shutting down.

“We have made so many friends/family that have supported us throughout the years, we hope that you will join us on Saturday, July 24th for cheers and beers to celebrate the wonderful years!” read the post.

The restaurant’s doors will remain closed until that July 24 celebration. On that day, the restaurant will be open from noon to 8pm.

Co-owner Scott Blinn told Fox 17 that the business’s lease was up. That combined with staffing shortages and rising costs prompted them to make the decision.

The group still operates another restaurant in Kalamazoo: Harvey’s on the Mall. There is no talk of closing that restaurant.

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