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Wednesday, September 2,2015

New in town

Back to school edition

by Allan I. Ross
Welcome back, consumers — I mean students! While you were gone this summer, a whole roster of new businesses opened within walking distance of the campuses of Michigan State University, Lansing Community College, Davenport University and Western Michigan University Cooley Law School....
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Wednesday, August 26,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
Every now and then, the news itself makes the news, giving this old media ouroboros a good old mouthful of print, radio or television broadcasting news. This just in: Local CBS affiliate WLNS announced today its revival of a weekend morning news show. Nom nom nom. Starting Sept. 12, WLN...
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Wednesday, August 19,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
All the attention is on downtown Lansing this week, with the new “urban bakery” Glazed and Confused selling out of its pastries in mere minutes and Domino’s Pizza Theater firing up its ovens in the shadow of the Knapp’s Centre. But Metro Lansing’s two other ho...
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Wednesday, August 12,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
It’s hard work to look good. With all of the microdermabrasion facials, body waxing, laser hair removal, vein treatments and cellulite management casting the allure of eternal youth, it can be a considerable investment of both time and money. But as technology in the field become...
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Wednesday, August 5,2015

New in town

by Allan I. Ross
Most aspiring restaurant owners spend hours working with ingredients, trying to develop dishes that will get people hooked. Rahel Musa, owner/operator of Teff-Riffic, an Ethiopean food stand inside the Allen Market Place, has created dishes whose sole purpose is to highlight their star ingredient: teff. “Food is my passion, but my priority (with Teff-Riffic) is to sell my teff products,” Musa said. “By letting people try it through my dishes, I can introduce them to something they may not have tried before.”
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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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