Jan. 29 2018
This week, the local dining scene was shaken by the surprise closing of the Dolson in Charlotte. It had been a joint effort between the Lansing-based restaurant group Potent Potables Project and the Charlotte-based...
Jan. 18 2018
Kyle Holsinger-Johnson is the founder of FARE: eat differently, a new series of brunch pop-ups coming to REO Town this month and next. Holsinger-Johnson has experimented with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free...
Jan. 11 2018
Visitors can now stare down the barrel of “Dirty Harry” Calhoun’s gun, wondering if they do indeed want to make his day, as they place their orders at the counter. On the far wall, Walter...
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Popular Eastside coffeehouse expands to new location with more space, pastries
Jan. 11 2018
On Sunday, after four successful years in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood, Cara Nader closed the original location for her business, Strange Matter Coffee Co., in preparation for a big move. Her...
Jan. 4 2018
By ALLAN I. ROSS For 2 ½ years, the Creole restaurant has been serving New Orleans-style bistro cuisine in the former home of Old Town’s historic Creole Gallery
Jan. 3 2018
You know it’s been a weird year when the biggest development news is two big holes in the ground. East Lansing finally eradicated its biggest eyesore, the former Citizens Bank at the corner of Abbot...
Green Dot Stables opened last week on Lansing’s east side.
Dec. 21 2017
Green Dot Stables opened last week on Lansing’s east side. Owner/operator Jacques Driscoll spent more than $1 million and year and a half transforming the former Whiskey Barrel Saloon into the restaurant,...
Dec. 7 2017
When Terry Terry started his creative communications firm, MessageMakers, 40 years ago, he was still in college and not far removed from the years he spent as a hitchhiking thrill seeker
Nov. 30 2017
Last week I told you about Sahara Delight, a new Middle Eastern restaurant that had a sneak premiere at Silver Bells in the City earlier this month. This week, the new eatery will have its first full week...
Nov. 22 2017
For last week’s annual Silver Bells in the City event, two new restaurants near the parade route officially opened to the public, while a third — an overhaul of a Lansing mainstay — offered...
Nov. 16 2017
The family’s original Cancun Mexican Grill opened in 2004 at 1754 Central Park Drive in Okemos, just east of Meridian Mall. Acapulco Mexican Grill will take over the 5,000-square-foot former home...
Nov. 9 2017
Iliana (left) and Tobia Almaguer will open a brick-and-mortar version of their Cuban food truck, La Cocina Cubana, in downtown Lansing next month. They plan to keep the truck operating in the parking lot...
Nov. 2 2017
“I’m a degreed architect, but when I moved here I was seven months pregnant, and no one was going to hire me in (that) male-dominated world,” Hanna said. “So I started baking. It...
Oct. 26 2017
This summer, three Lansing-area public parks became testing grounds for Sports Bin, a new program that encourages physical activity and team sports by providing free sports gear onsite. The idea is simple:...
Oct. 12 2017
Nearly half of the $20,000 renovation cost was paid with money collected two years ago by the restaurant’s ardent fan base. The crowdsourcing campaign was enacted after Naing’s water was shut...
Oct. 5 2017
Batter Up Bistro is a new breakfast-and-lunch spot opening today in downtown Lansing inside the former home of 621. The menu features house-made pastries and specialty coffee drinks. Cari DeLamielleure...
Sept. 28 2017
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Sept. 21 2017
North Lansing restaurant becomes new home for ballet company Ballet may be thought of as a French art, what with all the pliés and jetés and pirouettes, but the classical dance style was...
Sept. 14 2017
After 31 years in business, Office Furniture Outlet & Supplies in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood will permanently close on Wednesday, Sept. 20. There will be a half-off sale on many showroom...
Sept. 7 2017
New in town Property developer Brad Ballein’s heard all the nicknames for the building he owns at the intersection of Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing. Cursed Corner. The...