June 22 2016
With its cone-shaped towers, carved stone arches and vintage attached railcar, Clara’s Lansing Station is more than just the most visually striking restaurant in town — since 1979, it’s...
June 8 2016
It’s going to be a sweet summer — the kind that gives dentists the cold sweats. Following the recent trend in Metro Lansing gourmet confectionaries that have opened in the last year —...
May 25 2016
With the recent spike in Lansing-area barbecue joints and microbreweries, being the hero of the summer backyard party has never been easier
April 27 2016
King’s buisness partner — and Bridge Street’s executive chef — is Michael Luther, owner of the Red Cedar Grill. The two met years ago when King was working as a wine rep. They stayed...
April 13 2016
Since I graduated from college, I’ve found there are increasingly fewer mornings — or afternoons, for that matter — where I’ve woken with a pounding hangover followed by a pledge...
March 30 2016
The three Rs of good environmental stewardship — reduce, reuse, recycle — has gained an unofficial U addendum in recent years: Upcycling. This growing movement, which involves the transformation...
March 23 2016
“Rightsizing” is one of those business world buzzwords that’s often used to signal dire times for a company. But for Lou & Harry’s, it’s not a euphemism. With the opening...
March 9 2016
“I fell in love with roasting and the art of coffee immediately,” he said. “The smells, the science behind roasting and brewing and the endless knowledge of an ever-evolving industry...
Feb. 17 2016
After the 2011 Metro Lansing medical marijuana dispensary bubble and its subsequent pop, local cannabis provision centers have mostly flown under the radar. They’ve also been mostly relegated to...
Dec. 30 2015
When looking over the crush of new businesses that opened this year in Metro Lansing, you start to see some themes
Dec. 23 2015
“I was actually the coordinator for a road rally for a long time, and I thought, wouldn’t it be good to do one in one location?” Fox said. “So I started doing some research and...
Dec. 16 2015
In recent years, a seemingly unending flow of bohemian spirits and entrepreneurial developers — and the occasional crossbreed of the two — have swept into Old Town and infused it with disparate...
Sept. 16 2015
Just in time to appeal to all the proposers getting ready to get down on one knee between now and New Year’s Eve comes, a new husband-and-wife operation that opens Friday in Old Town. Sweet Custom...
July 8 2015
In the 1970s, Remington president Victor Kiam waved his company’s signature electric razor around in a series of ridiculous TV commercials, proudly declaring, “I liked the shaver so much, I...
June 24 2015
In the early ‘70s, a teenaged Leo Farhat was sitting in the dining room of the stillrelatively new Knight Cap in downtown Lansing when he looked around and told his date that he’d like to own...
June 17 2015
Historians may look back on Metro Lansing’s teen years as its Craft Beer Era. Since 2012, no fewer than four craft beer manufacturing facilities — microbreweries, brewpubs and tasting rooms...
June 10 2015
CORRECTION: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story omitted Capital City Homebrewing Supply, which is also located on the south side of Michigan Avenue´s 2000 block. One...
June 3 2015
So far, 2015 is shaping up to be the year of the Duke in Metro Lansing. In April, 94.1 FM became Duke FM, swapping its alt rock playlist for old school country. And last week, downtown Lansing’s...
May 27 2015
I can’t imagine there’s a huge crossover between New Orleans cooking and Asian cuisine. Sure, there are probably lots of folks out there who appreciate a nice bowl of gumbo and/or a bánh...
May 20 2015
Entrepreneurship is in full swing in the capital city. It seems like a new business opens somewhere in Greater Lansing every week lately. Restaurants. Comedy clubs. Electronics stores. Specialty clothes...

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