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 10 2015
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 — Eight days after being shut down by the health department for having no running water, Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant is scheduled to reopen on Friday
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
Leo Jerome wants to be there the day the wrecking crew levels Story Oldsmobile. Last week, Jerome announced he’d sold the eastside Lansing property to a market rate housing developers. There’s...
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...
May 13 2015
As our society has become increasingly dependent on electronics, we’ve become just as reliant on the batteries that keep them going. Who hasn’t experienced the abject horror that comes from...
May 6 2015
In 1898, Lansing became home to an eponymous brewery on Turner Street. It closed 16 years later, and for more than a century the brand lay dormant. But like a kaiju roused from slumber by a nuclear detonation,...
April 22 2015
Business partners Matt Gillett and Travis Stoliker plan to open Saddleback Barbecue, a Southern-style barbecue joint, next month in REO Town. It’s named for the British saddleback, a distinctive...
April 15 2015
Last week, Whipped Bakery temporarily moved out of Old Town, setting up shop inside Roma Bakery Deli & Fine Foods. For the last year, Whipped, a specialty dessert shop, operated at 1216 Turner St., adjacent...
April 1 2015
Last September, I broke the news that an interested party had signed a purchase agreement with Charlie Sinadinos to buy her fine dining establishment, the Knight Cap, downtown Lansing’s longest continuously...
March 25 2015
Last month I told you about Henry’s on the Square, a new specialty goods market on downtown Lansing’s South Washington Square that was designed to slowly incorporate elements of restaurant,...
March 18 2015
A new roller skating rink opened this week in South Lansing. Skate City Rink is built into a nearly 10,000-square-foot former office plaza near the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Holmes...
March 18 2015
Radio DJs seldom know when it’s their last day behind the mic. Even the most popular personality in town could have the plug pulled at any time and for no reason. In the broadcasting industry, this...
March 11 2015
The rumors are false! Contrary to what the Lansing State Journal reported last week, longtime Lansing restaurant the Knight Cap will not permanently close on March 21. Instead, it’s getting a new...
March 4 2015
Last week I promised you an update on American Fifth Spirits, the smallbatch liquor distillery across from the Cooley Law School Stadium in downtown Lansing. I mentioned that although it had started production...
Feb. 25 2015
The local craft beer scene continues to boom with the recent announcement that Ellison Brewery and Spirits, a proposed new microbrewery/ microdistillery, will open in East Lansing later this year. The...
Feb. 18 2015
Just to be clear: There’s nobody named Dan behind the scenes at Dan’s Coney Island — at least not now. The fledgling diner on Lansing’s south side may coincidentally hire an eponymous...

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