News From Downtown

See how these Lansing-area restaurants have fared more than a year into the pandemic

In May 2020, most of Greater Lansing's favorite restaurants, bars, bakeries and delis didn’t know if they’d survive the month. A year into the COVID-19 pandemic, many of them are hanging in there.  Read to find out how 33 of them are doing, in their own...

‘Lansing Built to Last’ finalist: Capital City Sweets

There are now five finalists in the Lansing Built to Last competition. It’s an idea that formed in 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Leaders in mid-Michigan saw the devastating impact the virus and related shutdowns were having on small businesses and wanted to help...

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Announcing ArtPath 2021 Michigan Artists

Announcing ArtPath 2021 Michigan Artists

Announcing our ArtPath 2021 Artists In our eleventh year of public art programming, Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center  will present ArtPath for Summer 2021 in partnership with the City of Lansing's Parks and Recreation Department. ArtPath spans 3 miles of the...

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ArtPath to showcase Michigan artists in Lansing

This summer you will be able to check out some amazing Michigan artists and enjoy family activities at ArtPath.  The Lansing Art Gallery & Educational Center announced on Monday that it will present ArtPath for summer 2021. This is part of its public art...

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Retail Art Gallery Opening In Downtown Lansing

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.

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The pandemic changed the way we eat and get food

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.

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Now Hiring – DLI Outreach & Program Manager

Job Summary: The Programs and Outreach Manager is an integral part of the DLI staff team. This position is responsible for managing volunteer programming, residential communications, small business support programming and other projects that meet the objectives of...

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