Aug. 13 2013
Those highfalutin entertainment award shows like to front-end the year with all their red carpet razzle-dazzle, but where does that leave award-season junkies the rest of the year? To accommodate your...
Aug. 7 2013
I butchered the hell out of the first joke I ever tried to tell. I was in second grade, and I learned it at the bus stop. For the punch line, a mouse is supposed to belch, rip a fart and do an Elvis Presley-like...
Aug. 7 2013
After this Friday, you’ll have one less excuse for eating an unhealthy lunch because you can’t fit it in your busy schedule. Leaf Salad Bar opens across from Frandor in the traffic island...
July 31 2013
Last week, Lansing joined the great restaurant meccas of New York, San Francisco and Miami in dedicating a week to highlighting its local dining establishments. The first-ever Capital Area Restaurant Week...
July 31 2013
Between the recent George Zimmerman acquittal and that still-trending celebrity chef nastiness, we are reminded, yet again, that we do not live in anything close to a post-racist society. Apparently America...
July 31 2013
This weekend, Munchie’s, a local fried food chain, celebrates the grand opening of its new location at 4902 S. Waverly Road in Lansing
July 30 2013
Tuesday, July 30 —The Historical Society of Greater Lansing has added a tour of Old Town to its summer schedule of historical and architectural walking tours. The Old Town tour was added as part...
July 29 2013
Monday, July 29 — The owners of Capital Prime Steaks and Seafood, a new restaurant planned for Eastwood Towne Center, announced today it will open next month.
July 24 2013
Irish Pub / Rum Runners A week after St. Patrick’s Day this year, The Irish Pub and Grill, 910 W. Saginaw St. on Lansing’s west side, closed for business. The owners had no comment, but the...
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 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 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 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 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 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
June 5 2013
Before highways crisscrossed the state, carving concrete trails from Detroit to Grand Rapids and Monroe to Sault Ste. Marie, train tracks snaked across the landscape, guiding steam-puffing locomotives...

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