Property: 718 W. Saginaw St., Lansing
Owner: Lawrence and Donna Park
Assessed value: $47,100
Owner says: Could not be reached for comment
A drug house? The hideout for a chainsaw wielding-madman? The future site of a new haunted Halloween attraction? The creepy possibilities are endless and the mind can’t help but wander in a sinister direction when gazing upon this destitute building.
The front of this place is entirely covered with wooden boards — a stark contrast to the surrounding houses.
A small advertisement on the door reads, “Henderson Glass Emergency Service,” accompanied by a 1-800 phone number. Surely a place with no windows, actual doors, or anything resembling glass would be the first place that comes to mind when someone needs to replace a broken window.
Property records show that as of five years ago, Lansing Auto Supply occupied the property with well kempt shrubs and an all-glass fašade. Most recently, it served as a medical marijuana dispensary — not the sharpest-looking in town, but at least there was an attempt at upkeep. The same can’t be said today, as this giant plywood box sits on a key stretch of the Saginaw corridor.
“Eyesore of the Week” is our look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates each week with Eye Candy of the Week. If you have a suggestion, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andy Balaskovitz at 999-5064.