Dec. 11 2013
Roll out the barrel — Lansing’s Eastside neighborhood is getting a brewpub next summer. The Music Street Brewing Co., named for the prevalence of live band performances on Michigan Avenue,...
Firehouse Sub´s/ Sawyer´s Pancakes
Dec. 4 2013
Work is underway on a second local location for Firehouse Subs, which is set to open Jan. 6 at 200 S. Washington Square in downtown. The space was formerly used for state offices. The restaurant is part...
Michigan Mart/ Suits
Nov. 27 2013
The term “superstore” sure had a different meaning 75 years ago. That’s what the State Journal called the 10,000-squarefoot building at 1908 E. Michigan intown Ave. in Lansing’s...
Central Pharmacy/ Chierie International Market
Nov. 26 2013
In the age of mega-chain drugstores, it’s unusual to hear about a locally owned pharmacy opening
Dicker and Deal/ Michael´s Pub
Nov. 13 2013
Dicker and Deal owner Gary Potter said last week that he has purchased the building intown that was formerly home to Coscarelli’s Restaurant & Lounge, 2420 S. Cedar St. in Lansing. Potter said he...
Legendary Style/Saffron Grill/Zaytoon Mediterranean
Nov. 6 2013
Lansing’s East Side neighborhood continues to shape up with the addition of another new business this week to the Michigan Avenue corridor. Legendary Style hair salon has technically been open since...
Asian Gourmet Chinese Restaurant
Oct. 30 2013
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Bordeaux-Wine Food Spirits
Oct. 23 2013
Earlier this month, Bordeaux-Wine Food Spirits opened inside the recently renamed Crowne Plaza Lansing West. The upscale eatery takes over the spot previously occupied by in-town Christine’s Bistro,...
Monticello’s Market and Butcher Block/Tom and Chee
Oct. 16 2013
Last week, Monticello’s Market and Butcher Block opened in Haslett. The location was a Sav A Lot store for 18 years, but in January, owners Doug and Margie Potter decided to transform the building...
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
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
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...
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...

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