The End of an Era – The Old German Village Being Torn Down
For anyone who attended GVSU or lived in West Michigan back in the hay day of the German Village, this is going to be sad news.
Sure, the former bar and restaurant closed its doors way back in 2006, but as long as the building still stood, the sight of it reminded us of the good times had there. I very fondly remember hanging out with fellow members of my capstone class drinking pitchers of Killian's after our final one semester.
Since closing, the German Village has been a couple of different things, including one of those "We Buy Gold" signs for a bit. The building has sat vacant for quite some time, and now whoever owns it has decided it's time for it to go. It's probably for the best, honestly, as this photo from Google Street View shows that the building had definitely seen better days.
What will become of the former site of the German Village? I guess we'll find out.