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Wednesday, October 13,2010

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Drake for state rep

by Readers
The list of medical marijuana-related businesses in last week’s issue inaccurately implied that two businesses at 2208 E. Michigan Ave. in Lansing are jointly owned. Capital City Grower Supply and Capital City Caregivers are separate entities..
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Reinventing Reo Town

Pat Gillespie unveils a new plan for the old Dalmatians; the latest in a string of new developments in the historic neighborhood

by Andy Balaskovitz
Gillespie has a purchase agreement that will be finalized in the next week or so for the diner once frequented by local police and firefighters. From there, a 90-day social media blitz will seek input from anyone who has a vision for Dalmatians
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

New faces seek City Council

Monday night’s City Council vote against tax incentives for the Marshall Street Armory and Market Place kick two campaigns into overdrive

by Andy Balaskovitz
Joe Manzella, 24, and Rory Neuner, 30, sat in the City Hall chambers Monday during the contentious votes on brownfield incentives for Gillespie’s $23 million Market Place and $14 million Marshall Street Armory projects, which could result in the Market Place project failing.
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Wednesday, October 13,2010

Virg Watch

An economic page from the GOP playbook

by Andy Balaskovitz
Wednesday, Oct. 13 — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Virg Bernero unveiled a “revolutionary” economic plan today that looks a lot like an idea from … former Republican Gov. John Engler.
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Tuesday, October 12,2010

Kids in the Hall

The Lansing City Council votes against tax incentives for two developments: ‘We now have a beautiful parking lot along the river’

by Andy Balaskovitz
Tuesday, Oct. 12 — Developer Pat Gillespie has called a “media roundtable” today to “set some things straight” after the Lansing City Council delivered setbacks Monday night to two of his projects in the city.
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Monday, October 11,2010

With or without a PLA?

City Council scheduled to vote tonight on offering tax breaks to two Gillespie projects amid union controversy over one of them

by Andy Balaskovitz
Monday, Oct. 11 — The Lansing City Council is scheduled to vote tonight on tax incentives for the Marshall Street Armory redevelopment in the east side neighborhood. The question remains whether the resolution will include a project labor agreement, or PLA, that bargains for union contracts on the site’s construction.
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Thursday, October 7,2010

Finally, some downers

The opposite of energy drinks to hit area shelves

by Chris Galford
Thursday, Oct. 7 — Energy drinks are great when you’re on the go, but sometimes a person just needs to sleep. With Daylight Savings Time just around the corner, and the promise of long, cold winter nights ahead, a new relaxation drink may be the answer to all those elusive z’s.The greater Lansing area is one of the first markets where Sleepyhead — a sort of opposite to energy drinks — will be on local shelves within the next week.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

Stealth health

Sparrow Hospital sneaks healthy food through the back door

by Lawrence Cosentino
On a recent Wednesday, shiny tomatoes and cheery flowers perked up a yellowish, institutional-looking hallway in the basement of Sparrow Hospital’s gigantic Lansing campus.Misha Keenan, an O.R. nurse, stumbled upon a strategically placed stand of locally grown fruits and veggies from Lansing’s Urbandale Farms on her way to the cafeteria.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

To Hell and back

A Satanic hit man hunts supernatural prey in L.A. in 'Kill the Dead'

by Bill Castanier
You have to go back in time to understand author Richard Kadrey’s inspiration for his Sandman Slim series.
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Wednesday, October 6,2010

For Bernero, fat lady is tuning up

by Kyle Melinn
Democrats are trying to stop a landslide Republican year by focusing on the middle of the ticket.This will leave Bernero’s campaign like an astronaut cut off from the mother ship, floating aimlessly in space, watching and waiting for the inevitable.
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