ELi has learned that City Council is going to revisit the question of financial guarantees to the City for the $132 million Center City District project. Meanwhile, Lotsa Pizza is closing, saying it is due to lack of parking caused by the project's construction.
With the election one week away, Council candidate Susan Woods and the realtors' PAC have now been warned they are in violation of Michigan’s Campaign Finance Act, while the "no income tax" campaign is misleadingly using ELi's reporting.
ELi looks at the first round of campaign finance disclosures. Two of three Council candidates filed as required, the Realtors' PAC apparently did not, and we can now show you who is funding the Yes and No income tax campaigns.
What’s up with the Center City District project, set to transform a large chunk of East Lansing’s downtown? Why is Parking Lot #1 now open and why are there various trucks there? And what is the project looking like economically for City taxpayers?
What’s going on with the Center City District project? Confusing signals are coming out of City Hall, and at least one long-time downtown business owner is seriously frustrated with all the uncertainty.
A reader asked about signage at Whole Foods that asserts the right "to refuse service to anyone." Is that different from the actions of the Charlotte cider mill that led East Lansing to oust them as farmers' market vendors? ELi's Ann Nichols reports.
ELi reporters and ELHS students Evan Dempsey and Kepler Domurat-Sousa took what they learned in our Summer Youth Journalism Program and rode with ELPD officers the night of the MSU-Notre Dame game. What did they see?
Blue Owl Coffee founder Nick Berry is bringing his coffee bike to East Lansing on weekday mornings. We talked to him and City staff member Heather Pope to learn about how the new concessionaire licensing program is working.
A decision not to change the zoning law takes eleven months, at least four commissions, a minimum of nine public meetings, and officially makes sheds illegal for downtown businesses. Kepler Domurat-Sousa reports.