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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.

Ask ELi: What’s Happening on Alton Road?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

An ELi reader wrote in to ask: “The work on Alton Road seems to be delayed. I heard there seems to be a labor strike of some kind. Do you know what is going on?” ELi's Alice Dreger brings the answer.

Council Hires Company to Manage New Income Tax

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

A specialist company is being hired to manage East Lansing's new income tax. But some uncertainty necessarily remains about what we’re looking at in terms of numbers of returns, costs, and revenue. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Scooter Companies Explain Their Plans for East Lansing

Friday, September 21, 2018

More electric scooters? Dockless bicycles for rent? Electric-assist bikes, too? Representatives from Lime and Bird came to City Council this week to explain their plans for East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg translates the jargon.

Blue Owl Coffee Announces East Lansing Location

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Blue Owl Coffee owners have announced an East Lansing location on Ann Street Plaza, with an opening planned for December of 2018. ELi's Sarah Spohn has the scoop.

Lansing Quick to Help Business After East Lansing Says No

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

After reading ELi's report of a business struggling to relocate to East Lansing, Lansing leaders interested in economic development have hastened to help the business stay in that city. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

Council Passes New Sign Code, Debates Electronic Signs

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Following the owner of Red Cedar Spirits urging City Council to pass the new sign code, Council did so in a 4-1 vote — but not without debate on the place of electronic signs in East Lansing. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

ELFCO May Reopen as Year-Round Farmers' Market

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The Board of the East Lansing Food Co-op is moving forward with plans to reopen as a year-round farmers' market, and they're looking for space in East Lansing. Jessy Gregg reports.

DDA Recommends Against Marijuana Provisioning Centers Downtown

Friday, December 15, 2017

As the State of Michigan begins accepting licenses for medical marijuana businesses, East Lansing's DDA has voted unanimously to ask City Council to defer action on provisioning centers when it takes up the issue next week. Alice Dreger reports. 

First of Two Marijuana Zoning Ordinances Passes in 4-1 Vote

Friday, December 8, 2017

After passionate arguments for and against from members of the public, East Lansing's City Council passed an ordinance specifying where medical marijuana may be grown, processed, transported and tested within the City. Jessy Gregg has the story.

Zoning for Marijuana-Related Businesses Remains Controversial

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Planning Commission heard from citizens with sharply differing opinions on zoning for medical marijuana growing, processing, testing, transport and sales at last Wednesday's meeting.  What will the Commission recommend to City Council? Ann Nichols reports.

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