June 10 2013 12:00 AM

The New York Times visits the Broad Art Museum seven months after it opens, makes a pit stop in Old Town

Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum

Monday, June 10 — The New York Times made a return visit to East Lansing recently, visiting the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum about seven months after it opened in the fall and noting visitor traffic has exceeded expectations.

The Times said that the museum, which “radicalizes the streetscape,” has seen the number of visitors — about 73,000 — exceed expectations.

“We think visitors are coming for the architecture initially, but are excited to be exposed to what’s inside,” museum Director Michael Rush told The Times.

Unimpressed by “the usual quick-service suspects including Jimmy John’s, Taco Bell and Chipotle Mexican Grill” while looking for food, the author sought “more culinary character” and visited Old Town at the advice of a local friend.

“Boutiques, galleries and restaurants line the pedestrian-friendly intersection of East Grand River Avenue and Turner Street in Lansing, including the new Meat, a roadhouse-style barbecue joint dishing hearty helpings of brisket, pulled pork and Parmesan fries,” Elaine Glusac wrote.

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See here for City Pulse’s special section on the Broad’s opening in November.