Property: 902 E. Grand River Ave., Lansing
When this location was featured as an Eyesore in April 2014, it was “vacant and boarded, its falling soffit precariously held up by the former restaurant’s mechanical equipment.” The site had served as the home of Lansing’s Famous Taco and now houses the Fish Market of Grand River.
The earlier feature notes the beneficial relationships that develop when zoning ordinances allow commercial enterprises in and near residential neighborhoods. Businesses gain ready access to possible clients. Needed services can be located within an easy walk from one’s home.
Recently, the damaged soffit was repaired and painted and the runaway plantings were trimmed. Colorful lights bring a touch of brightness around the windows. A few fish decals offer fun ornamentation at the main entrance.
More important than its exterior appearance is the fact that community is once again served with a viable business, offering services to the neighborhood. We hope to see it continue and succeed.
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