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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...
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Travelers Club/ White Bros. Music/ Mayfair Bar
Feb. 5 2014
The Travelers Club International Restaurant and Tuba Museum is looking to add some flavor to Old Town. The longtime business, which closed in November 2012 after 30 years on the corner of Okemos and Hamilton...
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ATHENA´S DINER/ OFILIA´S EL BURRITO
Jan. 29 2014
Athenas Diner opened last week in the former home of Big Jon’s Country Burgers. Owner/operator Anton Prenaj renovated the former location for Jon’s Country Burgers, leaving the eatery’s...
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AGGIE MAE´S BAKERY/THE ENGLISH INN
Jan. 22 2014
Aggie Mae’s Bakery, which got its start in the Lansing City Market, moved last week to its new location in Grand Ledge. At 2,100 square feet, it’s more than double the size it had in its previous...
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Kirabo Fair Trade/Old Town Businesses
Jan. 15 2014
After six-and-a-half years of selling fair trade items at Kirabo, her store in East Lansing, owner/operator Gail Catron is selling the business. But it’s not for a lack of commerce
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LotusVoice Integrative Therapies/ Tom Chee / Firehouse Subs
Jan. 9 2014
Ginger Yang recently opened LotusVoice Integrative Therapies in East Lansing, which is dedicated to holistic healing. Yang, a certified music therapist and massage therapist, worked with patients and their...
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Dec. 26 2013
A rush of new grocery stores, restaurants, bars and specialty shops confirmed Lansing’s economic upswing this year. Thirteen may be perceived as an unlucky number, but for these businesses, 2013...
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The Institution/FLEXcity
Dec. 18 2013
A new fitness studio opened last week in downtown Lansing, just in time to help folks looking to fight their urge to load up on carbs and hibernate. The Institution, a group exercise and training studio,...
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MUSIC STREET BREWING CO./CAPITAL CITY HOMEBREW SUPPLY/SOUL EMPOWERMENT
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,...