New downtown Lansing micro market aims to help small businesses

LANSING, Mich. — A vacant downtown Lansing building is a site of a new micro-market. The space will be used to help local businesses thrive in the community.

“There’s been a shift in our foot traffic downtown as it has been for all retail businesses. So it became our focus that the emergency downtown was filling the vacancies,” said Julie Reinhardt, downtown community development director for Downtown Lansing Inc.