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Salvation Army Thrift Store / Value World
Oct. 12 2013
Earlier this year, Macklemore scored a No. 1 hit song with euro;Thrift Shop,euro; a tongue-in-cheek ode to buying clothes in secondhand stores. So, has there been a rush of new costumers intown
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Aldacao´s Taco Bar/Leopold Bloom & Co.
Sept. 25 2013
Earlier this month, south Lansing’s Aldaco’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant made the move about a quarter mile down Cedar Street intown to its new location in the shadow of the I-96 overpass
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Indoor Grow Store
Sept. 18 2013
When Alex Manuel turned to medical marijuana to help him deal with the effects of his diabetes, he was intown frustrated by the amount of time it took him to trim his plants. He was also disappointed by...
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ST. VINCENT DE PAUL/COPPER DINE AND DRINK/THE LIEBERMANN´S BUILDING
Sept. 11 2013
The REO Town renaissance continues next week with the grand re-opening of the renovated St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store, 1020 S. Washington St. After a twoyear move to temporary quarters on South Cedar...
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FIRESIDE GRILL / WHAT UP DAWG EXPRESS / RUM RUNNERS
Aug. 14 2013
For 17 years, Barley’s American Grill was a south Lansing staple for billiards, darts and bar food. Owner Ed Hall opened the 5,000-square-foot establishment after finding success in Kalamazoo with...
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LEAF SALAD BAR/ VELOCIPEDE PEDDLER / WHOLE FOODS
Aug. 7 2013
After this Friday, you’ll have one less excuse for eating an unhealthy lunch because you can’t fit it in your busy schedule. Leaf Salad Bar opens across from Frandor in the traffic island...
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July 31 2013
This weekend, Munchie’s, a local fried food chain, celebrates the grand opening of its new location at 4902 S. Waverly Road in Lansing
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July 24 2013
Irish Pub / Rum Runners A week after St. Patrick’s Day this year, The Irish Pub and Grill, 910 W. Saginaw St. on Lansing’s west side, closed for business. The owners had no comment, but the...
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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
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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...
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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...
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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
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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...
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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
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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,...
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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...
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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. —...
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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...
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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
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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...

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