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...
Aug. 31 2017
Kingston KitchenKingston Kitchen, a scratch Jamaican cuisine restaurant, is set to open in Okemos late next month. Owner/operator Shawn Fearon studied culinary arts in Jamaica, but spent most of his...
Aug. 24 2017
The Crafted BeanThe Willis, a mixed-use development near downtown Lansing, will soon be transformed into the second location for the Crafted Bean, a third wave coffee café in downtown DeWitt....
Aug. 17 2017
Zane Vicknair (center) stands with Street Kitchen employees, Fez Noyola (left) and Lissa Blon-Jacot. Vicknair is the chef at Street Kitchen, a new food truck in Lansing’s Eastside Neighborhood....
Aug. 10 2017
Working parents in Metro Lansing looking for unique, value-added daycare services have two new options to choose from
Aug. 3 2017
Kazumi Japanese Steak & Sushi Bar opened last month in Holt. The traditional hibachi-style grill took over the location of Famous Dave’s, which closed last December. Metro Lansing’s newest...
July 27 2017
A prominent Lansing decorative vegetation business is being transplanted to a new location. This will make room for a massive, new indoor market space. This month, the last of the plant care paraphernalia...
July 20 2017
The owners of Knight Cap have sold the longtime downtown Lansing eatery. The father-and-son team of Leo and Gregory Farhat bought and renovated the restaurant in 2015. Allan I. Ross/City Pulse Two...
July 13 2017
Work is under way on Wheel House Studio, a ceramic art and production facility planned for Lansing’s REO Town neighborhood. Owner/artist Dan Nunez has been teaching ceramics in the Lansing area...
Then last week, things came full circle with the opening of Strange Matter Coffee Co.’s second location, which drops the creative “coffee cocktail” idea smack-dab in the middle of mid-Michigan’s largest daily, year-round source of
July 6 2017
Then last week, things came full circle with the opening of Strange Matter Coffee Co.’s second location, which drops the creative “coffee cocktail” idea smack-dab in the middle of mid-Michigan’s...
New addition to Lansing Mall food court
June 29 2017
“Nick and I will be doing our best to restore the original pizza recipe and have that back in the Lansing market,” said Greg Sinicropi in a Facebook post. “I grew up eating it and loved...
June 21 2017
A prime two-story location in downtown Lansing that has sat vacant for four years will be renovated into a mixed-use retail space this summer. Last month, Paul Rathbun, executive vice president at Lansing-based...
June 21 2017
“This isn’t just a cool joint for Charlotte — this is comparable to what’s cool in Detroit, Grand Rapids and even Chicago,” said co-owner Jason Vanderstelt. “It’s...
June 21 2017
“The Unicorn is part of the fabric of Old Town, and we’re trying to preserve that as much as possible,” Gillespie said last week, shortly after closing on the building and embarking on...
June 9 2017
This summer, Paul Rathbun will transform the ground floor of the former Rum Runners building in downtown Lansing into a new retail space, while the second floor will become a loft apartment — and...
Sam’s Southern Eatery / GoombaS Pizza / Red Burrito
May 24 2017
Louisiana-based chain Sam’s Southern Eatery is on track to open next week at the former location of Jackie’s Diner in south Lansing, which closed earlier this month. Store owners Tracy and...
Little Light Bakery
May 17 2017
After being cooped up inside the Allen Market Place since last fall, the Allen Farmers Market returns to its summertime setup today with its first outdoor market of the year
Nu Wave Fish & Chicken
May 11 2017
A new dining trend seems to be emerging in the Capital City. Joining the barbecue, craft beer and craft coffee businesses that are humming along quite nicely, several new restaurants dedicated to “you...
Spartan Brewpub / Blue Owl Coffee Co.
May 4 2017
“The problem (with microbreweries) is that you can only sell your own beer,” Wells said. “So we decided to go the brewpub route. It allows us to sell a mixture of what we make ourselves...
Spiral Dance Bar / The Tim Barron Group at RE/MAX
April 19 2017
“I hope (whomever) buys it decides to keep it going as Spiral, but there’s a chance they could go in a different direction,” said Tom Donall, who owns the building, the property and the...