James Defrees, owner/operator of Lansing-based 517 Coffee Co., will soon expand his operation into the John Bean Building. The move will allow him to increase his roasting capabilities.
March 29 2017
Set for completion later this spring, Potter’s Mill will be a collection of 18 small business studio spaces, with a focus on artists and makers. The space is a former warehouse at 701 E. South St.,...
March 22 2017
The new location, due to open April 3, will feature a menu loaded with breakfast staples such as biscuits and gravy, eggs benedict and French toast, albeit prepared with Glazed and Confused’s signature...
Side Bar / Good Truckin' Diner / Glazed and Confused
March 15 2017
“It took a while, but I’m happy with the way things turned out,” Abood said, surveying the brick, faux brushed steel and reclaimed wood of the interior. “I didn’t want to...
Mega-Bev / Ulta Beauty
March 8 2017
In May, this former south Lansing grocery store, 3630 S. Cedar St., will become the fifth location for Mega-Bev, a southwest Michigan-based purveyor of craft beer, wine and liquor. It will be the biggest...
March 1 2017
Despite a flurry of new businesses flocking to Metro Lansing to take advantage of the rebounding economy and abundance of new urban housing options, there’s been a curious burst of bar/restaurant...
Dragonfly Boutique & Salon / Strange Matter Coffee Co.
Feb. 22 2017
About 20 miles southwest of Lansing, the rural community of Charlotte is undergoing a significant cultural and retail revitalization
Feb. 15 2017
After sitting vacant for nearly a year and a half, a prime downtown Lansing nightclub location will reopen next week as a hookah lounge. On Wednesday, owner/operator Adam Murshed will host a grand opening...
The Crafted Bean / Golden Harvest
Feb. 8 2017
“I’ve got entrepreneurial disease — my brain never stops working,” Hartig deadpanned. “People have been using grass-fed butter in coffee for a little while now, but I saw...
Schavey Road Pub / Sarnie Shope / Ruckus Ramen / Blaze Pizza
Feb. 1 2017
“Our DeWitt customers are definitely (more subdued) than the crowds we see at our other locations,” said Dave Sell, vice president of 414 Entertainment, the Tin Can’s parent company....
LAMBS’ GATE ANTIQUES / THE LIFE THAT’S LIVED THERE VINTAGELamb's Gate Antiques / The Life That's Lived There Vintage Market Place MARKET PLACE
Jan. 25 2017
For about two months, Jill Rinner had a “nagging feeling” to go see her old colleague, Carol Lamb, owner/operator of Lambs’ Gate Antiques in Old Town. The two women met in the early...
Jan. 18 2017
“I would have loved to have stayed there — it’s a great location,” Miroquesada said. “But I understand (it was only temporary). I’m very grateful to Colleen for opening...
The Grid Arcade and Bar
Jan. 11 2017
For the last few months, a sign in the former Chrome Cat building in Old Town has teased that a new business is “coming soon.” The sign features the title character from the movie “Wreck-It...
2017 Preview
Jan. 4 2017
Looking ahead at some of the new businesses coming to Lansing in 2017, we see a trend toward upscale dining, with at least three new restaurants coming that put an emphasis on chef-driven cuisine. But...
Year in review
Dec. 28 2016
A rash of restaurant closings in 2016 fueled fears that the Metro Lansing dining scene was dying, contributing to the year’s overall depressing vibe compounded by an ugly, surreal election cycle...
Dec. 21 2016
In 2011, two Michigan State University professors used a mapping program to examine Metro Lansing pedestrian access to fresh produce
Ruckus Ramen / Lotsa Pizza / Famous Dave's / Crafty Palate
Dec. 14 2016
The Avenue Café is swapping American fast food for Japanese fast food. In mid-January, local DJ/aspiring restaurateur Steve “DJ Ruckus” Swart will transform his recent pop-up restaurant...
Rusty Nail / Beer Grotto / Max & Erma's / Chun Chi
Dec. 7 2016
As REO Town continues its gradual shift from gritty historic district into gritty cultural mecca, even longtime business owners are getting in on the action
Red's Smokehouse Burgers & BBQ / White Bros Music
Nov. 30 2016
On Saturday, Carol “Red” Smith and her wife/business partner Jackie Randall closed their two-year-old barbecue booth inside Lansing City Market to prepare for its transition to a standalone...
Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale / Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza
Nov. 23 2016
REO Town continues its progression from a bleak stretch of vacant buildings into one of Lansing’s liveliest cultural and commercial districts
EnVie
Nov. 16 2016
At Silver Bells in the City Friday, downtown Lansing revelers will get a first look —and perhaps a first taste — of Metro Lansing’s latest addition to its growing French culture. EnVie,...

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