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DOWNTOWN LANSING NEWS
September 24, 2014Confectionately Yours Sweetens Up Sidewalk Commute for Downtown Workers
Workers and visitors traversing the busy morning sidewalks of downtown Lansing this fall will find a sweet option for breakfast and snacks on the go.
Right after Labor Day, Heather Schmidt rolled out Confectionately Yours on the corner of Capitol and Michigan Avenues and began vending baked goods and coffee to passers-by.
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September 24, 2014The Runway Debuts Talent, Fosters Fashion Growth in Lansing
Even before opening the doors to their highly anticipated retail space, The Runway has been racing to put Lansing on the fast track to becoming a Midwest fashion mecca.
With a grand opening slated for Thursday, Oct. 9, The Runway welcomes the fashion-conscious and fashion-curious into a 3,000-square foot storefront filled... Read More
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.
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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.