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Wednesday, September 1,2010

What's New in Lansing

A lot has been happening in mid- Michigan since the last Back-to-School Issue dropped. Here are some highlights of new businesses, events, festivals and more that have popped up in the last 12 months.

by ALLAN I. ROSS
No more ordering carry-out from East Lansing or the west side ' the tiny shop on Allegan Street has brought downtown diners what they’ve been craving: sushi. AnQi, Japanese for vigor and health, offers both fish and vegetarian rolls. 111 E Allegan St. 8 a.
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Wednesday, September 1,2010

What's New in East Lansing

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Jeanologie XX/XY Boutique NYC-inspired fashion in East Lansing, bringing both trendy designers and familiar brands. Jeanologie offers personal shopping appointments and garment alterations. The mother-daughter operation is also a fashion incubator, nurturing budding “Project Runway” hopefuls from Michigan State University’s Apparel and Textile Design program. 303 M.A.C. Ave. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday www.jeanologie.com
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Wednesday, August 25,2010

Small wonder

Tiny Golden Harvest delivers powerhouse breakfast options

by ALLAN I. ROSS
But I have a confession. I feel I need to come clean about my sentimental favorite, the place I habitually return to despite all of Lansing’s wonderful choices, my sinful lover bacon-wrapped in guilt. But fortunately the kind of guilt that can be easily dissipated by an omelette as big as my head.
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Wednesday, June 16,2010

Way to grow

Bad economy? Bah, humbug: A pair of local eateries have recently expanded

by ALLAN I. ROSS
You’ve undoubtedly heard the dire claim that 50 percent of businesses fail in the first year and 95 percent fail within five years (actual statistics are about twothirds make it to the two-year mark and almost half survive to their four-year anniversary).
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Wednesday, May 12,2010

Ice, ice, bambino

Iorio’s celebrates the sweetness of Italy

by ALLAN I. ROSS
For Mary Lemmer, securing employment won’t be a problem. She started her own Italian ice business in 2004 when she was a sophomore at Lansing Catholic High School, and she’s planning on staying right here in the Mitten and watching her little start-up grow.
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Wednesday, April 28,2010

Un-enchanting

Despite gorgeous singing, ’Pacific’ doesn’t hold water

by ALLAN I. ROSS
Um, no thanks. “South Pacific”s" most recognizable number, “Some Enchanted Evening,” is trotted out three full times, and the far more rousing “Bali Ha’i” at least gets a reprise.
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Wednesday, April 14,2010

Saloon tycoons

Ric Payne and Will Howe unleash The Wild Beaver on downtown Lansing

by ALLAN I. ROSS
In the next week or so, The Wild Beaver Saloon, the fourth franchise in a minichain, will open on the 200 block of S. Washington Square in downtown Lansing. With a name primed for double-entendres and an all-female waitstaff wearing barelythere uniforms, the Wild Beaver seems at first to be a Coyote Ugly/Hooters hybrid.
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Tuesday, April 13,2010

Kelly's comeback

Back in business in a new location

by ALLAN I. ROSS
A handwritten sign in the window is about as grand as this opening gets: “We’re Open!” “We didn’t know until 4 o’ clock on Friday we’d be open,” said Lynne Burns, who co-owns Kelly’s Downtown with her husband, Lenny, and some other partners. “We missed our customers and we’re really happy to be back, especially in time for St.
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Tuesday, April 13,2010

Lucky Bucket

CB's has weathered storms (and fires) on the road to success

by ALLAN I. ROSS
In the 1982 Robin Williams film “The World According to Garp,” the title character is house hunting with his wife when a single-engine airplane crashes into a home they’re about to check out. The pilot’s fine; the upper half of the home is demolished. Instead of moving on, however, Garp tells the real estate agent that they’ll take it.
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Tuesday, April 13,2010

On the road

Portable Feast is living up to its name

by ALLAN I. ROSS
For seven and a half years, Portable Feast and Friends in Old Town was anything but mobile. Sure, owner Sharon Hind supplemented her walk-in customers with catering gigs, but it wasn’t like her restaurant at 1216 Turner St. had wheels on it or anything.
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