Business

Amtrak Moves in New Direction with Addition of Volunteer Station Workers

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

East Lansing's Amtrak station soon will be staffed with customer service volunteers, ready to assist travelers with questions they might have as they board or depart trains at the Harrison Road location. ELi's Sarah Spohn reports on the cooperative effort that led to the formation of this program. 

40 Years Later, Family’s Flower Business Still in Full Bloom

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

ELi's Sarah Spohn takes us inside the house at Hagadorn and Grand River Avenue and into a world bursting with color and camaraderie. B/A Florist has been in the business of selling flowers for 40 years because of the community relationships the staff has cultivated over the past four decades.

Your ELi: Power and Transparency in East Lansing’s Government

Sunday, June 16, 2019

Transparency is nonpartisan: people of all political affiliations – unless they have a personal interest that disincentivizes them – want transparency from their governments. ELi Publisher Alice Dreger wonders if ELi should shift its reporting focus and just trust that City leaders are making good decisions?

Council to Consider Halting All Redevelopment Downtown

Monday, June 3, 2019

Tomorrow night, East Lansing’s City Council will consider a building moratorium for the Downtown Development Authority District. The move comes as a surprise, and is angering some. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.

That eBay Land Sale? The Plan Now Brings Surprises

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Remember that million-dollar property the City of East Lansing put up for bid on eBay, notifying only “approximately twelve interested parties”? The auction winners now indicate they want to build more than a marijuana provisioning center. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Alice Dreger report on the latest developments.

Will the Scooters Come Back to East Lansing?

Friday, April 26, 2019

The City of East Lansing said scooters could return to our streets and sidewalks as early as March 15, but we still haven't seen any around town. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells you why.

Amid Scrum, Three East Lansing Marijuana Retail Plans Recommended

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hyenas at a carcass: that's how one citizen described the scene at Planning Commission last night, as marijuana businesses scrambled to obtain the lucrative right to open a provisioning center in East Lansing. ELi's Dan Totzkay and Ann Nichols report.

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