Buskers in Downtown Lansing Wharton Center and Downtown Lansing Inc. are looking for musicians interested in performing as buskers (street musicians) in a promotion celebrating the Broadway musical, ONCE. Photo: Wharton Center
DOWNTOWN LANSING NEWS
September 10, 2014Cigarette butts become a costly litter problem for downtowns
The bane of many a downtown is that sidewalks and decorative gardens, especially around bars, become the equivalent of ash trays.
It's gotten so bad that Lansing merchant Insty Prints has posted a sign outside of its business reminding smokers to admire the flower bed rather than use it to dispose cigarette butts.
Since... Read More
September 10, 2014The Downtown Lansing Library 1964 to 2014
The Downtown Lansing Library is 50 this year! All are invited to celebrate the library’s anniversary at 401 S. Capitol on Sunday, Sept. 28.*
In 1964, Virginia Summers was the head of the Reference department and had worked at the library since 1929. She was instrumental in the push for the new building and was also a key... Read More
September 9, 2014Beer Grotto headed to Stadium District
LANSING, Mich. -- Wine and beer lovers will cheer the news of the Stadium District's newest addition, The Beer Grotto, scheduled to open later this year.
To be located at the west end of the Stadium District on Michigan Avenue. The Beer Grotto offers a new destination for the region's wine and beer enthusiasts, touting the... Read More
Michigan's capital city welcomes 1.5 million visitors a year. Filled with over 1,000 businesses, downtown Lansing contains a diverse array of galleries, retail stores and restaurants; many of Michigan's most prominent law firms, lobbyists, and other professional offices. Downtown is also home to state and local government, three higher education facilities, a minor league baseball team, a convention center, a diverse collection of non-profit organizations, and a budding residential community.
Calling all Buskers! Your two minute video submission for the Once Busking promotion is due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 p.m.