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Bimbo’s Pizza 338 E. Michigan Ave.  Kalamazoo, MI 49007 “ A Treat in Michigan smuggled out of Italy” 269-349-3134

338 E. Michigan Ave.

Kalamazoo, MI 49007



On December 19th 1959, Robert & Jennie Smilanich opened Bimbo’s Pizza at its present location.  Robert and Jennie were from Chisholm, Minnesota, where they retired in 1972.  

Their son Ron & his wife, Sue, now operate Bimbo’s Pizza.  Ron & Sue’s son, Matthew, and his wife, Gayle, are going to be the 3rd generation to operate Bimbo’s Pizza.  One day, Matt & Gayle’s children, Lucas & Lexi, may become 4th generation owners.  

In 2001, Ron & Matthew began a historical renovation of their building and business to reflect the architecture of the 1880’s.  Bimbo’s Pizza family operation and recipe continue to stay the same, as we celebrate 56 years.

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Ron (right) & Matt (left) Smilanich

Bimbo’s Pizza Kalamazoo Founder: Robert Smilanich