July 17 2013
The downward dog days of summer are upon us. Last month, yoga instructor Ann Chrapkiewicz opened the Bikram Yoga Capital Area studio in East Lansing's Brookfield Plaza. This is the first business for Chrapkiewicz
July 17 2013
Before farm-to-table dining was fashionable, before it even had a name, it was simply called 'eating.' Fresh food, for most of human history, was hard to come by, and over the ages, advances in agriculture...
July 17 2013
In the magically surreal world of 'The Kings of Summer,' 15-year-old Joe Toy and a couple of his buddies build a functional two-story house out of found materials, 'Gilligan’s Island'-style, in the...
July 17 2013
Wednesday, July 17 — The World Dwarf Games will be held at Michigan State University from Aug. 3-10, and organizers are seeking volunteers to help out with the games.
July 10 2013
he scratch Italian restaurant Tannin is scheduled to open this month in Okemos. Partners Chris Roelofs (general manager) and James Sumpter (executive chef) have honed their chops at several restaurants...
July 8 2013
After a series of construction delays, Famous Dave's became the south side's newest restaurant on Monday morning. There were people in pig costumes, a fire truck and about 30 grown-ups doing the hokey-pokey...
July 3 2013
Last month, Slate.com reported that the NSA surveillance scandal inspired a 5,000 percent jump in online sales of the George Orwell novel “1984,” which depicts a ubiquitously monitoring dystopian...
June 26 2013
Last week, Felix Campos, owner of the hair salon Barberrette's and the attached day spa, Coterie Purlieu, opened his third downtown business: Capitol City Scoop. The 1,250-square-foot ice cream store/micro-dairy...
June 26 2013
"A light has gone out in Lansing today," Dick MacLachlan told the crowd that packed Okemos Community Church Tuesday morning. He was memorializing his mother-in-law and longtime Lansing community theater...
June 26 2013
Last week, Bar 30 closed after an underwhelming 10 months of business. Situated in the Heights at Eastwood, a still-under-construction lifestyle center north of Eastwood Towne Center in Lansing Township,...
June 26 2013
In August, HopCat-East Lansing will open on the ground floor of The Residences, a new mixed-use development project in downtown East Lansing that's expected to be completed later this year
June 26 2013
Beer, as Homer Simpson famously toasted, is the cause of, and solution to, all of life's problems. Well, it was something close to that, at least. Either way, we're willing to bet he never thought of turning...
June 20 2013
Thursday, June 20 — Despite a new batch of rumors that Emil’s Italian Restaurant on Lansing’s Eastside is closing, owner Paul Grescowle firmly denies them all. “We’re not...
June 19 2013
The owners of The English Inn, 677 S. Michigan Road, Eaton Rapids, broke ground last Thursday on an expansion that will nearly double the overnight capacity for the historic restaurant/pub/bed and breakfast
June 19 2013
Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: Car dealerships, like gas stations, arrived on the architecture scene for the first time in the last century. Dealerships like this one with flat roofs...
June 17 2013
Friday, June 14 — The owners of the English Inn broke ground on four cottages Thursday that will nearly double the Eaton Rapids establishment's capacity. The four Croquet Cottages, as they’ll...
June 12 2013
Nationwide Gold and Silver Exchange, a new concept jewelry store, opens later this week at 500 E. Oakland Ave. in Lansing. Gary Ganakas is part of a management team that owns the building and co-creator...
June 12 2013
Inside the former Cadillac Club in REO Town, Dave Sheets' desk is wedged into one end of what used to be the bar. On what was once the dance floor, a leather sectional sits, festooned with a giant price...
June 12 2013
Some say nostalgia in fashion trends runs on a 20-year cycle. Others put it at around 50. That would give modern-day wistfulness to anything from the flannel-and-combat boot grunge look of the '90s to...
June 10 2013
Whether you're the king of the grill or you prefer to let someone else handle all the barbecuing duties, three new Lansing businesses will make your summer eating schedule a little easier

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