This week's stories

Taqueria El Chaparrito blossoms as a local favorite

Taqueria El Chaparrito is settling into its newest location. The Mexican restaurant recently opened a second location on Saginaw Highway, featuring work-in-progress areas such as an event space and a buffet space. 

Take a look inside Meijer’s Capital City Market 

Lansing is two days out from the grand opening of Meijer’s downtown Capital City Market, a part of The Gillespie Group’s long-awaited BLOCK600 development.  
New in Town

Shop selling homemade fair-trade chocolate, coffee opens in Meridian Mall

Supplying fair-trade homemade goods from around the world that contribute to a good cause — that’s the calling card of Marketplace Manna, a Jackson-based shop that is opening a new location this week in the Meridian Mall.
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New cookbook highlights food of Great Lakes Indigenous peoples

A new cookbook serves up the culture along with the food of the Indigenous people of the Great Lakes region.
Analysis

Medical exemptions create loopholes for mask compliance

None of the eight employees at Joe’s Gizzard City in Potterville wear face masks.

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New In Town

Okemos eatery delivers fresh twist on Mediterranean cuisine

Opening up your first restaurant is a daunting prospect. Rae Suboh, owner of Bread Bites in Okemos, unfortunately opened up his first eatery right before the COVID-19 outbreak began.

The Claddagh Irish Pub permanently closes

COVID-19 has claimed yet another Greater Lansing restaurant. The Claddagh Irish Pub, located in the Eastwood Towne Center, announced today via its Facebook page that it is permanently closing its doors. 
New in Town

Family-friendly hot dog joint comes to Haslett

A new family-friendly gourmet hot dog restaurant is now open in Haslett. Cheezy D’s Deli & Dogs specializes in a wide-range of Coney dogs, chilidogs and other creative specialty dogs that are a cut above what you can find at your typical diner.

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