Summer edition
May 25 2016
With the recent spike in Lansing-area barbecue joints and microbreweries, being the hero of the summer backyard party has never been easier
Matthew Ryan Salon & Spa / Blaze Pizza / Boston's Restaurant & Sports Bar
May 18 2016
“We weren’t even seriously thinking about moving, but then I saw this building and just fell in love with it,” Smith said. “As soon as I walked inside, I said, ‘Here we are.’”...
May 11 2016
With construction cranes across the skyline, a thriving art, music and restaurant scene and a prominent appearance in a recent high-profile superhero movie, one might mistake Metro Lansing as a burgeoning...
Artisan Company Salon +Tom & Chee
May 4 2016
Over the next week, a 2,800-square-foot building in REO Town will undergo some big cosmetic changes as it transforms from a vacant law office into a destination hair salon. A gray hardwood floor will be...
Bridge Street Social
April 27 2016
King’s buisness partner — and Bridge Street’s executive chef — is Michael Luther, owner of the Red Cedar Grill. The two met years ago when King was working as a wine rep. They stayed...
We Love Kids N Dogs / Tinkrlab
April 20 2016
With the international maker movement in full swing, Metro Lansing tinkerers, inventors and “toy hackers” have no shortage of outlets for their creativity. Last October marked the second...
Little Green Branches
April 13 2016
As the rest of nature undergoes its annual spring rebirth this month (we’re done with all the snow, right?) the free 2016 Lansing Baby Fair Saturday at the Lansing Center will just be focusing on...
Capital City Bike-n-Brew
April 6 2016
There’s a pretty big overlap between the “love sports” and “love alcohol” crowds. There’s just something about loosened inhibitions that enhances the vicarious feeling...
The Nook / Bad Brewing Co.
March 30 2016
The three Rs of good environmental stewardship — reduce, reuse, recycle — has gained an unofficial U addendum in recent years: Upcycling. This growing movement, which involves the transformation...
Lou & Harry's Bar and Grill
March 23 2016
“Rightsizing” is one of those business world buzzwords that’s often used to signal dire times for a company. But for Lou & Harry’s, it’s not a euphemism. With the opening...
Fahrenheit Ultra Lounge
March 16 2016
“My heart weighs heavy to say that I’m officially retiring,” it read in part. “The outcome is clear … leave on my own terms and not spend my time fighting a losing battle...
Bloom Coffee Roasters / Fire Mountain
March 9 2016
“I fell in love with roasting and the art of coffee immediately,” he said. “The smells, the science behind roasting and brewing and the endless knowledge of an ever-evolving industry...
Kellie's Consignments / Gigi's Cupcakes / Wayback Burgers / Whole Foods
March 2 2016
“Thanks to our more than 10,000 consigners and loyal customers, we have outgrown our current location,” said owner Kellie Murphy in an email release
Capital Vine / Tin Can East Lansing
Feb. 24 2016
The taps are part of an innovative preservation and dispensing system that injects nitrogen into the bottle as wine is removed to keep it from oxidizing and changing flavor. It allows Capital Vine to give...
Greenwave Dispensary/Capital Vine/Bangkok House
Feb. 17 2016
After the 2011 Metro Lansing medical marijuana dispensary bubble and its subsequent pop, local cannabis provision centers have mostly flown under the radar. They’ve also been mostly relegated to...
Feb. 10 2016
“The reaction was overwhelmingly positive. We are strongly considering several offers of space to open a brick-and-mortar location,” said Dominic Cochran, who co-founded Supu Sugoi with Mai...
Dusty's Cellar/Daddy's Little Grill/Fresh & Furious/Better Health
Feb. 3 2016
Not too long ago, food trucks were simply regarded as mobile chow stations. They were relegated to the parking lots of factories and strip malls or crammed between the elephant ear cart and fresh-squeezed...
Moneyball Sportswear/JB's Sarnie Shop
Jan. 27 2016
The logo for Moneyball Sportswear is swooping and almost avian, a stylized M and B coming together beaklike in the center, with the sides spreading out like wings and a little talon cutting in on the...
Jan. 20 2016
Whether you see marijuana as a healing herb or a scourge on society, local dispensaries peddling the plant aren’t likely to be leaving any time soon
Jan. 13 2016
It’s a good time to be a morning person in Lansing. Over the last year, the number of breakfast joints in downtown, REO Town and Old Town has exploded, and most of them have taken a nontraditional...

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