ALBION, MICHIGAN – QUICK & EASY GETAWAY

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bohm theatre Albion MIWhether you arrive in Albion by car, train, paddle in on the Kalamazoo River, or by one of five different trails, every route leads to an historic downtown in the midst of a renaissance. The plans for this transformation are big. The residents have done so much that Albion has been designated a “Project Rising Tide Community”. The main thoroughfare has new street-scaping. A new hotel has opened downtown, the Bohm Theatre, circa 1929, has been restored. New shops and a microbrewery have opened. The Ludington Center has also opened downtown. It is another instance of the city and Albion College working together. The facility includes smart classrooms, conference rooms and offices. The first-floor open space that can host anything from class reunions to wedding receptions to school proms.

 

Albion is a city that is in the middle of an amazing transformation. Since the 19th century, manufacturing was the foundation of life in Albion. Like so many other towns in Michigan, Albion has seen those manufacturing operations leave.  The citizens of Albion decided that the only way to resurrect their town was to do it themselves, they started with the historic Bohm Theatre. That project was so successful that other businesses began to move in, including a new hotel, right downtown. Albion may well become a model for other Michigan communities to emulate.