July 27 2016
Lansing’s normally subdued Eastside Neighborhood was rattled by massive demolition work as two big construction projects got underway earlier this week. Concrete work began at 2101 E. Michigan Ave.,...
July 20 2016
“The wayward sons and daughters of a tumultuous and glorious past, fraught with tragedy … are finally coming home to where they first began. Older, wiser, and just as reckless, we're going...
July 13 2016
Over the last four years, the commercial craft beer industry has emerged as both a prominent feature of Metro Lansing’s social scene as well as a budding force in the improving economy. Brewing begets...
July 6 2016
Last week, Dawn-Marie Joseph sold Gracie’s Place, the upscale eclectic bistro she opened in downtown Williamston in 2008, to Nick Gavrilides, owner/operator of Soup Spoon Café, an upscale...
June 29 2016
Lena Maxson is the first to admit that her holistic healing-based business “sounds weird.” She uses nontraditional methods based on “natural energies” and the power of touch, which...
June 24 2016
Last year, BAD Brewing Co. had a good problem. Too many people were showing up at the downtown Mason brewery. “We were having issues with people turning around and leaving because of how busy it...
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 15 2016
Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. At least that’s the way it seems along the 3100 block of South Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, where two signs — one new and one old — made a big splash...
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
May 18 2016
“We weren’t even seriously thinking about moving, but then I saw this building and just fell in love with it,” Smith said. “As soon as I walked inside, I said, ‘Here we are.’”...
May 11 2016
With construction cranes across the skyline, a thriving art, music and restaurant scene and a prominent appearance in a recent high-profile superhero movie, one might mistake Metro Lansing as a burgeoning...
May 4 2016
Over the next week, a 2,800-square-foot building in REO Town will undergo some big cosmetic changes as it transforms from a vacant law office into a destination hair salon. A gray hardwood floor will be...
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 20 2016
With the international maker movement in full swing, Metro Lansing tinkerers, inventors and “toy hackers” have no shortage of outlets for their creativity. Last October marked the second...
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...
April 13 2016
As the rest of nature undergoes its annual spring rebirth this month (we’re done with all the snow, right?) the free 2016 Lansing Baby Fair Saturday at the Lansing Center will just be focusing on...
April 6 2016
There’s a pretty big overlap between the “love sports” and “love alcohol” crowds. There’s just something about loosened inhibitions that enhances the vicarious feeling...
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...

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