Jan. 4 2017
“I’ve been thinking about getting out for a while, but I only made the decision last Wednesday, when the insurance was due,” Kobus said. “And in this business, you really can’t...
Jan. 4 2017
Looking ahead at some of the new businesses coming to Lansing in 2017, we see a trend toward upscale dining, with at least three new restaurants coming that put an emphasis on chef-driven cuisine. But...
Dec. 28 2016
A rash of restaurant closings in 2016 fueled fears that the Metro Lansing dining scene was dying, contributing to the year’s overall depressing vibe compounded by an ugly, surreal election cycle...
Dec. 21 2016
In 2011, two Michigan State University professors used a mapping program to examine Metro Lansing pedestrian access to fresh produce
Dec. 14 2016
The Avenue Café is swapping American fast food for Japanese fast food. In mid-January, local DJ/aspiring restaurateur Steve “DJ Ruckus” Swart will transform his recent pop-up restaurant...
Dec. 7 2016
As REO Town continues its gradual shift from gritty historic district into gritty cultural mecca, even longtime business owners are getting in on the action
Nov. 30 2016
On Saturday, Carol “Red” Smith and her wife/business partner Jackie Randall closed their two-year-old barbecue booth inside Lansing City Market to prepare for its transition to a standalone...
Nov. 23 2016
REO Town continues its progression from a bleak stretch of vacant buildings into one of Lansing’s liveliest cultural and commercial districts
Nov. 16 2016
At Silver Bells in the City Friday, downtown Lansing revelers will get a first look —and perhaps a first taste — of Metro Lansing’s latest addition to its growing French culture. EnVie,...
Nov. 9 2016
When Igor Jurkovic told us last week that he was shutting down Iggy’s In Convenience, his grocery store inside Lansing City Market, to concentrate on “other projects,” he wasn’t...
Nov. 2 2016
The East Lansing Film Festival kicks off its 19th year Thursday, offering a week-long slate of features and short films across three locations
Nov. 2 2016
“They’re hard workers and they have great ideas,” said Patrice Drainville, Waterfront manager and company spokeswoman. “(River Town Adventures and Capital Loop) have brought new...
Oct. 26 2016
Call it the “Dancing with the Stars” Effect: Over the last 11 years, ABC’s competitive ballroom dancing show has boosted the careers of B-list celebrities, athletes and assorted Hollywood...
Oct. 19 2016
Now here’s a sign you don’t see that often: “Quitting Business Sale.” In an era where Internet retail is putting the hurt on independent brick-andmortar stores, you’re more...
Oct. 12 2016
Every so often, a business transcends its retail roots and crosses over into tourist attraction territory
Oct. 11 2016
West Lansing fast-casual Mediterranean restaurant Zaytoon opened its second location in Holt earlier this week. Owner/operator Samy Aburashed took to Facebook to thank his customers and express
Oct. 5 2016
The number of Asian restaurants in Williamston doubled last month. After Miso Sushi & Grill closed last year, Szechuan Garden became the only place in town to go when your cravings leaned toward the Far...
Sept. 28 2016
Being the seat of the state government, the home to Michigan State University and a key player in the rebounding auto industry are some of the more high-profile aspects of Metro Lansing’s economy
Sept. 20 2016
Jim Flora will open Lansing Beer Exchange next spring on the second floor downtown Lansing’s Hurd Building. The bar/restaurant will be a local version of the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange
Sept. 14 2016
Nick Ostapczuk will open Rajje’s Taphouse next year in the East Town mixed-use development project. The bar/restaurant will reuse some items that were part of the property’s previous occupants,...

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