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.
The COVID-19 pandemic left little unchanged in Michigan and that includes downtown Lansing’s Washington Square. The downtown corridor saw longtime businesses close their doors, new small businesses set up shop and others grow their Washington Square presence....
State of Michigan offices became more lively Monday as employees began returning to downtown Lansing. State employees returned to their offices after nearly 18 months of working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, though the Michigan Department of Technology,...