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Wednesday, August 10,2011

What now?

Will anyone take interest in five vacant acres downtown that was supposed to be a large condominium development?

by Andy Balaskovitz
But walking the perimeter of the property bordered by Butler Boulevard and Ottawa, Ionia and Sycamore streets, you’ll notice the imposing red, white and blue RE/MAX “available” signs. The whole project, dubbed “Sobi Square,” has been abandoned.
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Wednesday, August 10,2011

Second time around

With Council approval or not, the county drain commissioner will clean the Red Cedar River

by Andy Balaskovitz
Pat Lindemann is referring to the Bernero administration’s proposal to ask voters to sell off nearly 13 acres of the 61-acre former Red Cedar Golf Course for private development. Lindemann is in charge of the other 48 acres.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

Wood leads the field, setting stage for 4th term

by Kyle Melinn
Former 1st Ward Councilman Harold Leeman watched his political career swirl down the drain as he lost his third straight election in convincing fashion. His 295 votes was only eight better than young political neophyte Joe Manzella’s vote total..
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

Safe Harbor Alternative Medicine

2010 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing (517) 580-0663 Hours: M-Sat 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

by City Pulse
Safe Harbor, which opened in early July after taking over the lease of Capitol City Compassion Club, occupies a large, open storefront that has a community-centered vibe. The co-owners ' one of whom is Mike Malott, author of the “Michigan Medical Marijuana Handbook” ' were overseeing the dispensary when I visited on a recent Wednesday evening.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

Eyesore of the week

1215 Vermont Ave., Lansing

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
Property: 1215 Vermont Ave., Lansing Owner: Ingham County Land Bank Assessed Value: $0 Owner says: Property will be demolished by January Architecture critic Amanda Harrell-Seyburn says: It’s incredibly tempting to sacrifice a porch to increase indoor square footage of a house.
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Wednesday, August 3,2011

Liquor theatrics

What is the American Theatre Corp. and why did the Meridian Township Board of Trustees recommend it for a free liquor license above four local businesses?

by Andy Balaskovitz
Andrew Manuel has plans to expand and remodel his breakfast and lunch restaurant in Haslett. He wants to expand Blondie’s Barn, which he co-owns with his wife, Dawn, at 5640 Marsh Road, to offer dinner, a full-service bar and more staff. Standing in his way is a $50,000 liquor license.
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Thursday, July 28,2011

Pot for votes?

Lansing City Clerk says Lansing dispensary could have violated state election law

by Andy Balaskovitz
Thursday, July 28 — Lansing City Clerk Chris Swope said a Lansing medical marijuana dispensary may have violated the Michigan Election Law by encouraging newly registered voters how to vote in the upcoming Lansing City Council election.
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Wednesday, July 27,2011

Votes for Quinney, Neuner, Martinez are votes for consensus building

An Editorial

by City Pulse Staff
Whether it was her opposition to historic districts 10 years ago, improvements for Francis Park two years ago, Waverly Road sidewalk improvements last year and a ballot initiative this year to get the ball rolling on developing the Red Cedar Golf Course property, Wood has consistently voted against progress.
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Wednesday, July 27,2011

Meet the Candidates

by City Pulse Staff
Age: 30; Education: Stockbridge High School (1999), Michigan State University (2010); Occupation: Full-time AmeriCorps position at the Ingham County Family Center in southwest Lansing (4H Youth Garden Coordinator) and owner of Lower Peninsula Recordings.
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Wednesday, July 27,2011

The Herbal Connection

4314 S. Cedar St., Lansing | (517) 977-0511 | Hours: Daily 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.

by City Pulse Staff
The Herbal Connection is located on the west side of Cedar Street near Cavanaugh Road, between a mobile telephone store and a Marco’s Pizza. This dispensary has a large open lobby, which was unlocked when I visited on a recent Monday evening. Staffers thoroughly checked my medical marijuana card and a form of photo identification.
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