Finley's Grill and Smokehouse is closed its West Main Street restaurant location , a victim of falling sales due to the COVID pandemic.   Battle Creek's location on East Columbia Avenue is still open for dining in, or take out. Ccatering services for Kalamazoo and Battle Creek will continue to operate and be consolidated in Battle Creek.    It's the second location closed this year by the Grand Rapids-based chain, due directly to the pandemic. Finley's closed it's Lansing location in May.

A post on Facebook said  Finley's is trying to offer positions to displaced workers at the Battle Creek restaurant.

To our valued guests,
We are sad to announce that due to the Covid-19 pandemic and declined sales we are permanently closing our Kalamazoo Finley's immediately. We appreciate all of your support for all of these years and sorry that we have to end this way. We are doing our best to offer positions to any employees who wish to continue with us at our Battle Creek location which will remain open and also continues to be our home base for all catering services. We will continue to service the Kalamazoo and southwest MI area with our catering services.

Finley's started out as Mr. Steak, based in Colorado, in 1962. After a series of financial setbacks, the company was purchased from bankruptcy. The Michigan locations became Finley's American Grill in the early 1990s, then re-branded as Finley's Grill and Smokehouse some years later.

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