What’s up with City Pulse during the crisis


Dear readers:

Like everyone else, we at City Pulse are making decisions on what to do during the coronavirus crisis.

Our hope is to keep publishing in print weekly, but that will depend to a large extent on whether our drivers stay healthy and willing to deliver. Meanwhile, we have greatly reduced circulation because of the many closures. But look for us in supermarkets except for Kroger, which has banned City Pulse, and the Meijer store in Bath Township, which has never allowed us to circulate there. That leaves the other eight Meijer stores, Whole Foods, Better Health Store Fresh Thyme, Tom’s Food Center, Carl’s in Dimondale, Rich’s in Lansing, Frank’s in Charlotte, Family Fare in Charlotte, Family Fare in Eaton Rapids, Pete’s Hy-Grade in Lansing, Great Giant in Lansing, Eric’s Markett in Lansing, and Valuland at both Lansing locations.

We will continue to deliver to all Speedways. We also deliver to H&H Mobil in East Lansing and Sunoco on Dunckel Road.

We will deliver to our usual restaurant locations as long as they stay open for pickup and delivery. (And please keep them in mind for purchasing gift certificates to help them stay open during this difficult time.)

And we will keep delivering to outdoor boxes.

The above is not a complete list of locations, by any means, just some suggestions on where you can still find us.

Where else we will be available is changing even as I type this. Once things settle down, we will update our distribution location list at www.lansingcitypulse.com.

If you cannot find a paper or care not to journey out for one, you can find our Digital Edition online. It is a replica of our print edition. Just go to our home page and scroll down till you see the cover of the current issue. As a service, we have moved when the Digital Edition is posted to midnight Tuesday from midnight Wednesday while the crisis continues.

Our small editorial staff is able to work remotely as long as our team members stay healthy. They have worked hard to produce this edition. And we have not stinted on space to bring you their coverage, despite far fewer ads. We have also been providing web exclusive stories, including a lengthy list of closings that we are updating daily.

How long we can keep that up will depend on our staff’s health but also our revenue resources. Advertising is virtually our only source, and revenue is down substantially this week and will certainly decline even more in the next few weeks. (We donated the space on P. 2 to the Ingham County Health Department.)

Therefore, any contributions to the City Pulse Fund, which are tax-deductible, would be appreciated more than ever. You can find a portal at the top of our home page or you can mail checks to us, made out to City Pulse Fund, to 1905 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing 48912.

Please do your best to protect yourself.


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