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

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