Local Business List

Society for History and Racial Equity

The Society for History and Racial Equity, SHAREs, provides a list of community organizations to get involved in and in different ways. Visit the SHAREs website for more information.

Volunteering Organization Examples

  • Hispanic American Council
  • Interfaith Strategy for Advocacy & Action in the Community
  • Kellogg Community College Center for Diversity and Innovation
  • Lewis Walker Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Michigan Department of Civil Rights
  • Michigan United
  • NAACP – Metropolitan Kalamazoo Branch
  • Mothers of Hope
  • Western Michigan University

Lists of recommended books

A list of recommended books on issues of race can be found on the SHAREs Books page.

Black-owned businesses:

Black Arts and Cultural Center

359 S. Kalamazoo Mall, Suite 202
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-349-1035

Cookies Five Star Grill

712 Douglas Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-312-8233

Exquisite Hair Design

352 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-349-2596

Stephanie Renee’s Salon

1614 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

269-459-6535

Sponsors of Kalamazoo Pride

Kalamazoo Gay Lesbian Resource Center

340 S Rose St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-349-4234

Bell’s Eccentric Café/Brewery

355 E Kalamazoo Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-382-2332

PNC Bank

113 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-382-5905

Kalamazoo Public Library

315 S Rose St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-342-9837

Bronson Hospital

601 John St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-341-7654

First Congregational Church

345 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-343-1549

Unity of Kalamazoo

1204 Whites Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

269-385-2239

St. Martin of Tours Episcopal Church

2010 Nichols Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49004

269-381-3188

Martell’s

3501 Greenleaf Blvd
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

269-375-2105

Central City Tap House

359 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-492-0100

The Wine Loft

161 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-343-9227

The Union

125 S Kalamazoo Mall
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-384-6756

YWCA of Kalamazoo

353 E Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-345-5595

Geek Easy Computers

420 N Church St #1
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-548-8324

Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra

359 S Kalamazoo Mall # 100
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269- 349-7759

Kalamazoo State Theater

404 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

269-345-6500

Queer Theatre Kalamazoo

1249 Portage Rd.
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

269-929-6781

Food Markets

Pacific Rim

Pan-Asian groceries

229 W Kilgore Rd
Portage, MI 49002
269-382-0888

World of Spices

South Asian food store

5911 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
269-381-2913

La Azteca Bakery

Mexican bakery

1938 Portage Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001

El Ranchero

Mexican/Latin American Grocery Store

2712 Portage Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-381-4841

Africana African Food Store

Packaged food, clothing, health and beauty items from East & West Africa, and the Caribbean

2307 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
269-365-0919

International Gourmet Pantry

Halal foods and market

1514 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-383-4909

Other

Blue Dolphin – Salsa Nights on Saturdays

502 S Burdick St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
269-343-4993

UncLee’s Barber Shop

507 W Vine St
Kalamazoo, MI 49008

269-808-8950

Restaurants

Chinese

Hunan Gardens

5059 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-373-1188

Indian

Indian Cuisine

600 Romence Road
Portage, Michigan 49024
269-324-4886

Saffron

1710 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-381-9898

Japanese

Kumo Hibachi & Sushi

6396 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
269-321-8870

Maru Sushi & Grill

427 E. Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo, MI 49006

Sakura 2: Hibachi Grill & Sushi Bar

6749 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
269-327-6666

Korean

The Korea SY House

1844 S Westnedge Ave,
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-382-6515

Malaysian

Rasa Ria

1921 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-381-0788

Mexican

El Gallo Blanco

2838 Portage Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-382-7020

La Piñata

475 N Drake Rd # 7
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
269-382-6642

Los Amigos

3317 Stadium Dr
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-532-1170

Los Brothers

2015 Portage St
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-373-2963

Quekas Mexican Restaurant

826 East Cork Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
269-459-8521

Riviera Maya

5036 S Westnedge Ave
Portage, MI 49002
269-382-6901

Middle Eastern

Shawarma House

2925 S Westnedge Ave
Kalamazoo, MI
269-388-7000

Shawarma King

1441 S Drake Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-375-3900

Zoorona

1710 W Main St
Kalamazoo, MI 49006
269-382-4444

Thai

Bankgok Flavor

5455 Gull Rd
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
269-226-9341

Thai Cuisine

5455 Gull Rd,
Kalamazoo, MI 49048
269-226-9341