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Don Poncho Market/River Town Adventures
July 2 2014
When Don Pancho Market opened south of downtown Lansing in April, it created a whole new set of possibilities for downtown denizens looking for a local food mart. Downtown isn’t exactly known for...
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Strange Matter Coffee Co.
June 25 2014
Craft beer is so last week. Entrepreneur Cara Nader is riding the next wave of specialty beverage production: Craft coffee. Nader is the owner/operator and “chief coffee engineer” for Strange...
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MEAT SOUTHERN B.B.Q./BLACK CAT BISTRO
June 18 2014
I recently reported that Tallulah’s Folly in Old Town would be closing early next month. At the time, the building’s owner was mum on what lay in store for the building, but I learned this...
CRAVING´S GOURMET POPCORN - OKEMOS/MICHAEL O´S FOOD TRUCK
June 11 2014
Food specialists in Lansing range from cupcake engineers to loaded hot dog vendors to wood-fired pizza chefs, but Chad Jordan lays claim to the city’s most lighthearted food title: He’s the...
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TALLULAH´S FOLLY/MIDTOWN BREWING CO./THE STATE ROOM
June 4 2014
A little less than four years after opening, eclectic Old Town flower and vintage shop Tallulah’s Folly will close for good in early July. Owner David Gregware made the decision last week, but didn’t...
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MERTS MEATS ON THE AVENUE
May 21 2014
Earlier this year, the Michigan Market became the east side’s dominant convenience store. It featured a wide selection of beer, wine, liquor and cooler items — as well as a small supply of...
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MICHAEL O'S FOOD TRUCK
May 14 2014
I recently told you about the north Lansing food court proposed by entrepreneur Frank Tignanelli, who opened his pizza cart Detroit Frankie’s Wood Fired Brick Oven on the corner of Oakland Avenue...
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Tipsy by Design
May 7 2014
Old Town gained a new art gallery last week, bringing the number of art-related businesses within a threeblock radius to roughly 800. But Tipsy by Design has a few things going on to differentiate it...
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NAING MYANMAR FAMILY RESTAURANT
April 30 2014
Add “Malaysian” and “Burmese” to the list of Asian cuisine offerings in the Lansing area. The two styles are joined by Thai food to make a triad of Asian intown dish options on...
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THE POWER OF WATER
April 23 2014
A new Lansing business opens this week dedicated to the city’s central natural feature: The Grand River. Trey Rouss, owner of The Power of Water, opened the watercraft sales/rental/ education shop...
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Grand Art Supply/Hack´s Key Shop
April 16 2014
A longtime Lansing business recently had a change of ownership while another will be quietly hanging up its paintbrushes later this year. Diane Engman has some big plans for Hack’s Key Shop, which...
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RED CEDAR SPIRITS/SLEEPWALKER ALE AND SPIRITS/SOUP SPOON CAFE
April 9 2014
Last week I told you about two new Lansing area micro-distilleries: Sanctuary Spirits in Grand Ledge and American Fifth Spirits, which will open in downtown Lansing sometime this summer. But that’s...
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SANCTUARY SPIRITS/AMERICAN FIFTH SPIRITS
April 2 2014
In the last two years, the Lansing area has welcomed two microbreweries to the growing craft beer scene: BAD Brewing Co. in Mason and EagleMonk Pub and Brewery in Delta Township. Two more have been announced,...
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CURVACEOUS LINGERIE/AUGGIES PUB/GUSS BAR
March 26 2014
After closing in 2012, Auggie’s Pub and Grill on Lansing’s south side reopened earlier this month under new management. Manjit Singh owns the strip mall that Auggie’s is in, which is...
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ZOOBIE´S OLD TOWN TAVERN/THE COSMOS WOOD-FIRED PIZZA
March 19 2014
This week, the owners of Zoobie’s Old Town Bar announced that the north Lansing hotspot plans a massive exterior renovation that will more than double the size of the building’s footprint
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Steakhouse Philly Bar & Grill
March 12 2014
After 20 months and a $200,000 interior/exterior overhaul, Steakhouse Philly Bar & Grill opened this week on Lansing’s east side. Since 1967, the building was home to the Best Steak House, a diner...
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Hannah´s Koney Island
March 5 2014
It was bound to happen sooner or later. I’ve lived in Lansing for 13 years, and for the last five I’ve written about Lansingarea businesses that are either new or under new ownership
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Grace Boutique/Bradly´s Home & Garden/Cravings Gourmet Popcorn
Feb. 26 2014
Several Old Town denizens have cast Horace Greeley’s advice to the wind, making plans to boldly go east across the apparent Cedar Street divide. The big news this week was Grace Boutique of Old Town’s...
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Michigan Mart/Whipped/Artie´s Filling Station
Feb. 19 2014
This week, Michigan Mart in Lansing’s East Side neighborhood moved into its new home with a vastly expanded 10,000-squarefoot floor plan and a slightly expanded name: Michigan Market. Since 1973...
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Moriarty´s Bar/Marie´s Custom Decor/Elite Gamers
Feb. 12 2014
Last month, Michael Moriarty sold his downtown Lansing bar, Moriarty’s Pub, to two of his longtime employees: Joy Allswede and Carolyn Baron. From 5 p.m. to close this Sunday, the former owner will...