Featured Business

The Cruise Center, Inc.

Crystal-On-Deck21At the risk of sounding mystical, we’d like to discuss your inner voice. Not the one that’s been repeating, “I need a vacation!” over and over again. Instead, we’re talking about the little voice that would love to immerse itself in smoky jazz. The one that’s always wanted to sip and savor its way through internationally acclaimed wine regions. The one that yearns to renew faith and deepen spirituality on in-depth visits to the world’s most beloved religious sites. That said, we happen to be in a position to let you silence that voice—with one of our Tasteful Journeys. For some, the ideal vacation consists of a lounge chair, a buffet line, and lots of drinks with little umbrellas. And, while we admit that sounds decidedly provocative, there are those travelers that want to try new things or indulge themselves in activities and interests that they are passionate about. Those who might want to get away immersed in their favorite predilection, meet other like-minded fans, or learn a new skill. For this latter group, we offer our Tasteful Journeys. Are you a foodie? Then savoring local cuisine while you explore the destination’s marvelous sights and attractions is the icing on the cake. Is golf your game? Our golf theme vacations are above par. Is Jazz, Country, or Opera music to your ears? Our music theme travel will strike a chord. Love flowers? Explore our Garden itineraries to plant a few new travel ideas in your head.

This can happen.

But, the decision won’t be easy. Especially with the lineup we’ve put together. Namely, legendary and up-and-coming musicians aboard full-ship charted Jazz Cruises. Or celebrity chefs, wine masters and cookbook authors sharing tricks-of-the-trade on a culinary itinerary. Even making history and culture come alive on a faith-based tour. The possibilities are numerous, if not endless. Come to think of it, we’re not really going to silence that little voice. We’re going to let it be heard for the very first time. Now it’s time to get started on a Tasteful Journey!

5466 Holiday Terrace STE 1
Kalamazoo, MI 49009
Telephone: (269) 372-1963

The Cruise Center, Inc.

Sackett’s Fireplace

sackettlogosmall“We love Sackett, they’re the best!”
~ Donna Vanloo | Kalamazoo ~
The brick side of the business was started in 1962 by Herb Sackett. It was an old scrap yard and had a railroad line adjoining the property, making it good for unloading rail cars full of brick by hand, as it was done in those days. Herb’s wife and seven children, then ages 4 to 19, helped out by serving as a low cost labor force. The business began primarly selling brick, stone and masonry chimney supplies to builders and masons.

The hearth side of the business didn’t start until the early ’70s during the Arab oil embargo. The hearth side has since become a major focus of the company. Sackett’s now offers everything from brick and mortar to Cultured Stone, fireplaces, masonry heaters, and Heartland appliances.

Sackett Brick and Fireplace is about quality products and service. Our knowledgeable staff help educate and guide people to purchase what best suits their needs. Over the years, Sackett Fireplace has been involved in a wide range of masonry and hearth product installations, making us one of the most, if not THE most, experienced hearth shops in Southwest Michigan!

1303 Fulford Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49001
Telephone: 269-377-6103

Sackett’s Fireplace

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