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Wednesday, July 29,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
A walkable Lansing bakery seems to be an anomaly. Roma Bakery sits on a busy one-way street a few blocks north of downtown. (It’s also the temporary home of former Old Town sweet shop, Whipped). Bake N’ Cakes is located off U.S. Highway 127 on the east side, making it more of a destination location. And when Korner Krust Bread (née Great Harvest Bread Co.) went kaput in 2012, it wasn’t because customers couldn’t find it’s shop on the corner of Washington Square and Allegan Street.
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Wednesday, July 22,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
“The Food Network Effect” has created booming interest in the wheres, whys and hows of food production, as well as a seemingly unending hunger for organic, glutenfree and GMO-free foodstuffs. Thanks to infotaining shows that highlight specialty dishes and ingredients from arou...
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Wednesday, July 15,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
You think baseball games, you think hot dogs, beer and maybe the old peanuts-and- Cracker Jack combo. But Cooley Law School Stadium has gone the gourmet route with its new addition, Good Hops. The specialty hamburger-and-craft-beer station, situated in the new construction beyond the outfi...
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Wednesday, July 1,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
There haven’t yet been any car accidents attributed to Capital City BBQ yet, but that could soon change. Lansing’s newest barbecue joint is tucked in the back half of Sunshine Cellular, a cell phone store on the northeast corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Saginaw S...
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Wednesday, June 10,2015

Thicker than water

South Lansing Burmese restaurant reopens after weeklong shutdown

by Allan I. Ross
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10 — Eight days after being shut down by the health department for having no running water, Naing Myanmar Family Restaurant is scheduled to reopen on Friday.
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Wednesday, May 20,2015

End of Story

Historic Lansing car dealership to be demolished to make way for housing

by Allan I. Ross
Leo Jerome wants to be there the day the wrecking crew levels Story Oldsmobile. Last week, Jerome announced he’d sold the eastside Lansing property to a market rate housing developers. There’s no demolition date yet, but with construction planned to start in November, Story O...
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Wednesday, May 13,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
As our society has become increasingly dependent on electronics, we’ve become just as reliant on the batteries that keep them going. Who hasn’t experienced the abject horror that comes from looking down at your phone in the middle of your day to see a “low battery”...
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Wednesday, May 6,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
In 1898, Lansing became home to an eponymous brewery on Turner Street. It closed 16 years later, and for more than a century the brand lay dormant. But like a kaiju roused from slumber by a nuclear detonation, so re-emerges the name Lansing Brewing Co., summoned by a seemingly insatiable local taste for craft beer.
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Wednesday, March 25,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
Last month I told you about Henry’s on the Square, a new specialty goods market on downtown Lansing’s South Washington Square that was designed to slowly incorporate elements of restaurant, bar and nightclub into its identity. Evolution seems to be a theme on that street &mdash...
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Wednesday, March 11,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
The rumors are false! Contrary to what the Lansing State Journal reported last week, longtime Lansing restaurant the Knight Cap will not permanently close on March 21. Instead, it’s getting a new owner, a snappy new exterior paint job and an interior overhaul that will require the restaurant to close for about a month. But it will remain the Knight Cap.
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