CSM Group

Collaboration is critical to creativity and creativity is at the heart of everything CSM Group does. So when they were looking to create an environment designed to facilitate more personal interaction and inspire the next generation of creatives, Treystar emerged as the perfect partner. Called The Foundry after the business that occupied it in the early 20th …

Big Apple Bagels

Jason and Rachel Boussom partnered with Treystar to find spaces that work for their Big Apple Bagels franchises in Kalamazoo’s Westwood Plaza. “We’ve had a location at Westwood Plaza for 12 years,” Jason Boussom said. Having owned franchises elsewhere, the couple knows firsthand how the Treystar team stacks up against their competitors. “We’ve worked a lot with leasing companies and …

Relax, Let Your Hair Down

Everything feels better after a haircut. At Folio Salon & Boutique, this adage may be the understatement of… three decades and counting. After receiving a Folio haircut or treatment, you’re guaranteed to feel (and look) amazing. The reason? Enthusiasm, quality work, and perhaps most of all, the lost art of customer service. “I think our success …

Raising the Bar on Friendly Service

Who doesn’t want to go “where everybody knows your name”? While it isn’t likely you’ll run into Norm, you’re sure to belly up to that same sense of comfort and belongingness at Main St. Pub. With its 30th anniversary on the horizon (March 2019), Main St. Pub prides itself on helping every customer feel like a …

Anything But Common

Whether you want to heft a kettlebell, socket wrench, bowling ball or Grande Caramel Macchiato (hey, no judgment here), University Commons has you covered. Located east of US 131 at the northeast corner of Stadium Drive and Drake Road, this 200,000-square-foot center sits in the heart of Kalamazoo’s vibrant west side. “University Commons is mere minutes away …

A Shared Love for Listening and Learning

If you love your work, it won’t feel like work. …Love what you do, and you’ll never work a day in your life. …Do what you love, love what you do. No matter who said it or how it’s been said, having a passion for the way you earn a living often leads to prosperity …

New Tenant Moving Into the Foundry in Kalamazoo

Source: Brad DevereauxDepartment: mLiveEmail: bdeverea@mlive.com KALAMAZOO, MI – Seven Generations Architecture & Engineering is moving its headquarters into The Foundry building in downtown Kalamazoo. “Our beautiful new office at The Foundry will be an open concept which will encourage collaboration for our design teams,” said Jeremy Berg, Seven Generation A+E’s managing director. “We also feel the need to …

A Groundbreaking Vision

Source: Rick VanGrouwDepartment: 269 Magazine KALAMAZOO, MI – Fritz Brown recently sat down with 269 Magazine to discuss the boom in development in downtown Kalamazoo, its interdependence with surrounding communities and how The Foundry, a Treystar development, is contributing. “Without a strong city inner core, your suburbs or neighboring towns suffer too,” Brown said. “To have a …

There’s No Space (or Place) Like Main Street East

The average person spends one-third of their life at work. That’s why it’s critical for employers to offer workspaces that nurture employee wellness. “If you want those who drive your business’ success to succeed, healthy surroundings aren’t simply a bonus. They’re a must,” said Fritz Brown, Office Leasing and Development, Treystar. “Employees today are looking …

A Partnership That’s Easy as Pie (or Bread)

Spell stressed backwards and what do you get? (Hint: they make everything better.) Beyond making fantastic desserts, MacKenzies’ Bakery has been sweetening the lives of its customers for generations. Oh, and did we mention their artisan breads? Combined with personalized customer service, what sets this local bakery apart is John and Mary MacKenzie’s commitment to exceptional quality. …