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...
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...
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
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...
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...
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,...
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,...
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...
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...
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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