Bikram Yoga / Halo Burger
July 17 2013
The downward dog days of summer are upon us. Last month, yoga instructor Ann Chrapkiewicz opened the Bikram Yoga Capital Area studio in East Lansing's Brookfield Plaza. This is the first business for Chrapkiewicz
July 8 2013
After a series of construction delays, Famous Dave's became the south side's newest restaurant on Monday morning. There were people in pig costumes, a fire truck and about 30 grown-ups doing the hokey-pokey...
Persis / Capitol Scoop / Head Room Salon
June 26 2013
Last week, Felix Campos, owner of the hair salon Barberrette's and the attached day spa, Coterie Purlieu, opened his third downtown business: Capitol City Scoop. The 1,250-square-foot ice cream store/micro-dairy...
English Inn's Croquet Cottages
June 19 2013
The owners of The English Inn, 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids, broke ground last Thursday on an expansion that will nearly double the overnight capacity for the historic restaurant/pub/bed and breakfast
Nationwide Gold and Silver Exchange / Zoobie's Old Town Tavern
June 12 2013
Nationwide Gold and Silver Exchange, a new concept jewelry store, opens later this week at 500 E. Oakland Ave. in Lansing. Gary Ganakas is part of a management team that owns the building and co-creator...
Between the Buns/ Piggee's Smokehouse and BBQ / Cowboy's Southern BBQ
June 10 2013
Whether you're the king of the grill or you prefer to let someone else handle all the barbecuing duties, three new Lansing businesses will make your summer eating schedule a little easier
Momentum Adventure Sports / Matthew Ryan Smith Salon
June 5 2013
Unless you've been living under a rock instead of ascending one, you'd know that Grand Ledge is a mecca for local rock climbing enthusiasts. The sandstone cliffs along the Grand River, called the Ledges,...
Decker's/ Artie's Food / Athenas Diner / Leaf
May 22 2013
After six years, Jessica Decker has handed over the keys to Decker's Coffee Co., 220 S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing, to a new owner. J.T. Dachtler took over the reins at Decker's Saturday, but...
Williamston Businesses / Famous Dave's / Polish Deli
May 15 2013
Business continues to boom in Williamston. In March, I told you about four new places that opened — Beyond the Fleece, Facials and More Med Spa, Tom Donnelly's Barbell Club and Sweet Cake Co. —...
Noble Ink / Peppino's Pizza / Fireside Grill
May 8 2013
Last month, Bill Brown opened Noble Ink, his second Lansing tattoo parlor. He said the first, Southside Tattoo, was doing better-than-expected business, leading him to think the market could support another...
Lamai's Kitchen / I Scream
May 1 2013
Lansing diners are going to have to find a new place to find their pad thai next week — Lamai's Thai Kitchen, 2033 E. Michigan Ave. closes Saturday
HopCat / Zoobie's / Travelers Pub
April 24 2013
On Monday, HopCat-East Lansing held a ceremonial groundbreaking — and fittingly, it was a hop bine planting. (Hops are the aromatic plants used to flavor some beers.) The restaurant/brewpub opens...
Maru Sushi & Grill
April 17 2013
Maru Sushi & Grill opened in its new East Lansing location this week. This is the third restaurant for owner/operator Robert Song's 4-year-old enterprise, following Maru's expansion in Grand Rapids last...
Old Town General Store
April 10 2013
Old Town's going old school in a few weeks when the Old Town General Store gets up and running. Owner/operator Maria Van Atta will soon launch her debut solo enterprise next to Preuss Pets, near the corner...
Jonna's 2 Go & Portable Feast and Friends
April 3 2013
The "gateway to East Lansing" is getting a little more welcoming this week with the opening of Jonna's 2 Go, the western-most location for a series of southeast Michigan-based convenience stores
Williamston New Businesses
March 27 2013
Spring is off to a relatively chilly start, but in Williamston business is in full bloom. Three new businesses celebrated grand openings last week, while a fourth moved into a space nearly six times the...
Arty Party Studio
March 20 2013
Last weekend, the festively named Arty Party Studio celebrated its grand opening in Okemos, and co-owner/operator Susan Brewster said the response was overwhelming — about 200 folks turned out, mostly...
Lansing City Market & Spencer's Kitchen and Bar
March 13 2013
Two new food stations popped up inside Lansing City Market last week. Ofilia's El Burrito, the satellite location for Ofilia Diaz' popular south Lansing taqueria, serves both ready-to-eat and frozen Mexican...
Lansing's Fire House No. 8
March 6 2013
One of two things lay ahead for Jeff Brenner, who purchased Lansing's iconic Fire Station No. 8 in January: Either make it the new headquarters for his company, Brenner Heating and Cooling, or transform...
Bradly's Home and Garden
Feb. 27 2013
Old Town's Thelma Joyce Osteen Comfort Station — or, colloquially, simply "the Comfort Station" — turns 98 this year. The building has varied in utility over the years from a public restroom...

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