Eyesore of the Week: 2129 Lake Lansing Road

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We miss you, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. And we know we’re not alone.

Greater Lansing can still find your glazed ambrosia at a few local grocery stores and Speedway gas stations, but nothing quite compares to watching freshly baked doughnuts roll off a conveyor belt here in the capital city. And that’s why this week’s feature is your long-shuttered location along Lake Lansing Road. We want it back.

The building is in decent shape. Aside from boarded-up windows, this certainly isn’t a typical eyesore.  But this storefront shouldn’t have remained empty as long as it has, especially given its prime location outside of the Eastwood Towne Center.

County property records show Krispy Kreme still owns the building and the three-acre swath of land that surrounds it, but property taxes have been long paid by Ronald and Dayna Reynolds. Neither the Reynoldses or corporate Krispy Kreme returned calls to City Pulse. And the land has been available for lease since at least 2017. Real estate agent Kelly Miller wouldn’t share any details about the property or what led the shop to sit vacant all of these years.

“Eyesore of the Week” is our look at some of the seedier properties in Lansing. It rotates with Eye Candy of the Week and Eye for Design. Have a suggestion? Email eye@lansingcitypulse.com or call it in at 517-999-6715.

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