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Wednesday, June 19,2013

Snyder's 2014 problem

by Walt Sorg
An incumbent usually has a big advantage going into a reelection cycle, but there are many reasons to believe 2014 will be the exception to that electoral rule.
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Monday, June 17,2013

Building 63 opens

Emergent BioSolutions announces opening of new $9.6M building in Lansing

by Kali Jo Wolkow
Monday, June 17— With the raising of the flag and an employee choir’s national anthem preceding them, Mayor Virg Bernero and Emergent BioSolutions officials unveiled the company’s newest $9.6 million, 32,000-square-foot addition.
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Monday, June 17,2013

Kids in the Hall

Rezoning an old gas station, moving forward with the Wet Weather Program and a Jackson National Life agreement

by Sam Inglot
Monday, June 17 — The Lansing City Council unanimously approved rezoning a vacant piece of property in the Stadium District tonight to make way for a multi-story, mixed-use development. The site, 600 E. Michigan Ave., piqued the interest of developer Pat Gillespie earlier thi...
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Friday, June 14,2013

Bar 30 in Eastwood to close

This is its last weekend, will reopen as a steakhouse later this summer

by City Pulse Staff
Friday, June 14 — Bar 30 in The Heights at Eastwood Towne Center will close after this weekend and reopen as a high-end steakhouse later this summer whose owners include a prominent local restaurateur.
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Friday, June 14,2013

For training purposes

More details emerge about former Barnes & Noble site in East Lansing, to be used for training new IT employees

by Andy Balaskovitz
Friday, June 14 — Jackson National Life Insurance Co. will use the former Barnes & Noble bookstore building in East Lansing — a prominent retail space for 40 years — as offices to train new information technology employees, sources tell City Pulse.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Pushing up daisies - and pear trees

Evergreen Cemetery fix-up takes 'Adopt a Park' to the next level

by Lawrence Cosentino
There are two kinds of people in this world. One sees a knocked-over trash barrel in the park and calls Lansing Parks Director Brett Kaschinske to complain. The other kind picks the barrel back up.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Eye candy of the week

by Amanda Harrell-Seyburn
It's been a few years since the GardenHouse made its appearance on Lansing's East Side, the result of a statewide Cool Cities grant in 2008. You've probably grown accustomed to the presence of the 30-foot-by-96-foot structure when passing Hunter Park or entering its space for programs or workshops.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Food system needs more transparency

by Terry Link
Transparency declaration: I like food!! The older I get, the more time I attend to it and the more I find myself savoring good food — grown and produced with care, cooked with attention to detail, not just slopped on the plate.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Office space

Massive downtown East Lansing storefront with retail past gets renovated into offices

by Sam Inglot
For 40 years, 333 E. Grand River Ave. has been prominent retail space in downtown East Lansing. It housed a Jacobson's Department Store for 30 years and a Barnes & Noble bookstore for a decade. For the past year and a half, the massive storefront along East Lansing's downtown corridor has sat vacant on the first and basement levels. The second floor is being used for offices.
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Wednesday, June 12,2013

Freshmen Lansing area reps and their bills

by Walt Sorg
The state Legislature is a week or two from its summer recess, so it's time for mid-term grades. I'd give Michigan's "Mighty 148" a "D" grade based on 1) passing a budget that shortchanges virtually every vital public service; and 2) simply not getting much else done.
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