Michigan’s capital city welcomes 1.5 million visitors a year. 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.
A new retail art gallery opens Monday in Lansing. The Nelson Gallery is located in the former Liebermann’s storefront on South Washington Square.
The gallery is the brainchild of Jen Estill, owner of Redhead Design Studio.
The coronavirus pandemic changed many aspects of life, including how people eat, get groceries and enjoy food. Like almost everything else, the COVID-19 pandemic changed people’s relationship with food.
Burcay Gunguler, 45, and her husband, Aybars, opened Social Sloth café in downtown Lansing in August 2020. The couple created a space to share their love of Turkish baked goods and coffee, something Gunguler believes is missing from the city. Adhering to COVID-19 standards, the couple came up with unique ways to introduce people to their café.