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July 19 2018
The REO Town Marketplace was instrumental to Thrift Witch’s success, said King. “Since I’ve moved in and met all the other women in here, everyone is really smart and knows their business,”...
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June 21 2018
Focusing on a modern industrial look with the remodel, Sinicropi said “There are a lot of wood floors and refinished cement floors. Instead of low ceilings, we’ve got high exposed ones we’ve...
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June 7 2018
“If you walk in, it’s kind of like stepping into a darker space. It's welcoming. It feels old but also contemporary and there’s lot of textual elements like the marble prints, the wood,...
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April 12 2018
“It’s going to take me 10 years to get where I want to be, but I think people will eventually fly here for the chocolate,” Zsigo said. “There are stores in New York, France and...
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April 5 2018
Miller started working there in 1970 when it was called Arthur Treacher’s Fish & Chips. He was 16, and just about to enter his junior year at Eastern High School
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March 29 2018
Cars snaked down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard as customers waited for popular favorites from the original restaurant’s heyday, including the red all-meat burrito and the beef enchilada combo,...
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March 22 2018
The 700-square-foot space is teeming with exotic flowers and succulents, but with gardening season almost here, the store’s inventory of heirloom seeds, soil mixes, gardening tools and pots has started...
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March 15 2018
In 2008, nine police officers from the northern Michigan city of Clare banded together to buy a 113-year-old local bakery that was in danger of closing. The officers, essentially the city’s entire...
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March 8 2018
Lambert’s business has already become a popular favorite for pastry lovers for its inventive creations with equally memorable names, such as Unicorn Dreams, a sprinkle cookie sandwich filled with...
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March 1 2018
If Bird’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he was one of the co-founders of American Fifth Spirits, another distillery that opened in 2015 just a few blocks away
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Feb. 22 2018
“I never heard of chimichangas or fajitas before I moved here,” said Vera. “Those don’t exist in Mexico. And tacos down there don’t have lettuce and cheese – that’s...
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Feb. 15 2018
This building, 2225 E. Grand River Ave. in Lansing’s Groesbeck Neighborhood, will soon become home to M43 Fitness, a new gym/personal training studio. Also coming to the site: The Urban Cup, a new...
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Feb. 8 2018
“Even though I’ve been running Jean Jean in Michigan for eight years, it feels like no one knows I’m here,” Duffelmeyer said. “That’s the downside of e-commerce –...
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Jan. 29 2018
This week, the local dining scene was shaken by the surprise closing of the Dolson in Charlotte. It had been a joint effort between the Lansing-based restaurant group Potent Potables Project and the Charlotte-based...
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Jan. 18 2018
Kyle Holsinger-Johnson is the founder of FARE: eat differently, a new series of brunch pop-ups coming to REO Town this month and next. Holsinger-Johnson has experimented with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free...
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Jan. 11 2018
Visitors can now stare down the barrel of “Dirty Harry” Calhoun’s gun, wondering if they do indeed want to make his day, as they place their orders at the counter. On the far wall, Walter...
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Popular Eastside coffeehouse expands to new location with more space, pastries
Jan. 11 2018
On Sunday, after four successful years in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood, Cara Nader closed the original location for her business, Strange Matter Coffee Co., in preparation for a big move. Her...
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Jan. 4 2018
By ALLAN I. ROSS For 2 ½ years, the Creole restaurant has been serving New Orleans-style bistro cuisine in the former home of Old Town’s historic Creole Gallery
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Jan. 3 2018
You know it’s been a weird year when the biggest development news is two big holes in the ground. East Lansing finally eradicated its biggest eyesore, the former Citizens Bank at the corner of Abbot...
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Green Dot Stables opened last week on Lansing’s east side.
Dec. 21 2017
Green Dot Stables opened last week on Lansing’s east side. Owner/operator Jacques Driscoll spent more than $1 million and year and a half transforming the former Whiskey Barrel Saloon into the restaurant,...