West Michigan BBQ Joint Closing All Locations
Kelvin & Co. Urban BBQ has shut down its remaining West Michigan locations.
According to MLive, one of the BBQ joints had just opened downtown Kalamazoo two months ago at 312 S. Kalamazoo Mall.
The other Kelvin & Co. Urban BBQ location to close for good is at 5167 W. Main St. in Oshtemo Township.
Owners Mark and Kassidy Nieuwenhuis shared the news to Facebook,,
Kelvin & Co has ran it course, the stars have aligned and we are ready for a new direction in life...Please do not feel sad for us! This was inevitable in today’s market, and we are ok.
They went on to say they had secured employment for all of their staff and are looking forward to their new direction in life.
It appears that Kelvin & Co. served house smoked meats, handcrafted sides, and signature sauces.
The original Kelvin & Co. opened at a different downtown Kalamazoo location in spring of 2017 and later closed.
Since then, the BBQ business has also opened and closed locations in Portage and Grand Rapids, MLive reports. The Grand Rapids location on Wealthy Street was open for less than a year.
The Nieuwenhuises also operate Turbo Chicken, which opened in September of 2020 at 5234 Portage Road in Portage, and remains open.
As recently as June 7, 2021 Kelvin and Co. was promoting their catering packages on Facebook -- it's not immediately clear if they will continue to operate the catering arm of the company.
The owners have said that anyone who has unused gift cards may contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org for a refund.