Local Businesses

CATA Suspends Bus Rapid Transit Plan

Thursday, April 20, 2017

CATA's Board has voted to suspend the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan. Why has it been controversial, and what would the plan have meant for East Lansing?

Center City District Public Hearing Postponed; Target Store Announced

Friday, April 14, 2017

City Council has postponed its hearing on the Center City District proposal. Target has announced it wants to be the major retailer in the new space. Development professionals are alternately praising and criticizing the way the proposal is playing out. What's the story?

EL City Council Willing to Revisit 50/50 Ordinance

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

For 33 years, an East Lansing City ordinance has required that any establishment serving alcohol must take in at least 50% of its revenue from food sales. At last night's discussion-only meeting, City Council agreed to revisit the rule. Jessy Gregg reports.

Reader Guide to the Center City District Proposal

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Want to know what's being proposed for the Center City District project? Which businesses might stay, go, and come? How tall it will be and what it will offer? How you can weigh in? ELi has you covered.

Portrait: Luke Hackney of RetroDuck.com

Monday, February 13, 2017

Luke Hackney, President and CEO of downtown business RetroDuck.com, calls East Lansing "the City I love," and has worked to support everything from the arts to downtown parking solutions.  Rosalind Arch reports.

Two Businesses Gone from Grand River Storefront

Friday, January 20, 2017

Conrad's Grill and Spartan Corner have both closed up shop at their locations along Grand River Avenue at the corner of Abbot Road. ELi's Karessa Wheeler reports.

ELFCO to Sell Building, Consider Future Relocation

Monday, January 9, 2017

The members of the East Lansing Food Coop (ELFCO) voted yesterday to sell their property on Northwind Drive. The coop may move to a new location in Lansing. Karessa Wheeler reports.

East Lansing Food Coop to Close by February 4th

Thursday, January 5, 2017

ELFCO's Board decided on Monday to close the store on Northwind Drive, but the Board and its members may decide to move the 40-year-old Coop to another location. Karessa Wheeler reports.

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