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,...
Sept. 7 2016
With school back in session, parents can release a collective sigh of relief. It’s no longer solely on you to fill eight hours of daytime activities for your feisty offspring
Aug. 31 2016
A student cannot live on ramen alone. But rotate in a steady supply of pizza, tacos, hamburgers and pastries — supplemented by heaping doses of coffee and beer — and you start to approach...
Aug. 24 2016
Metro Lansing has an ample supply of specialty boutiques and artisan clothing and jewelry shops, but sometimes you don’t have all day to peruse Old Town’s eclectic wares or take a day trip...
Aug. 17 2016
Next June will see the release of “Wonder Woman,” the most ambitious female-led superhero movie in years. Over the next year, you can expect to see the DC Comics goddess’ iconic “double-Ws”...
Aug. 10 2016
This weekend, Kyle Malone will endure a grueling half- Ironman triathalon, consisting of a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Michigan, a nearly 60-mile bike race through the hills of Southwest Michigan and a 13-mile...
Aug. 3 2016
Not content to own and operate two of the highest rated restaurants in the region —namely Soup Spoon Café near downtown Lansing and Gracie’s Place in Williamston — restaurateur...
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
Meet the Jaws Roll from Maru Sushi & Grill. See that massive cut curving above the plate like a Flintstones bronto rib? That’s a kama (collar bone cut) from a yellowtail hamachi, a large fish used...
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...

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