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Ask ELi: The Cost of Providing Outdoor Dining in East Lansing?

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Responding to a reader's question, an investigation by ELi's Amalia Medina and Alice Dreger looks at what it takes for East Lansing restaurants to offer outdoor seating downtown. Spoiler alert: they would pay a lot less in Ann Arbor.

Parking in Downtown East Lansing? Heated Debate Flares Up

Friday, July 19, 2019

Greg Ballein says more parking is critical to sustaining businesses downtown. Erik Altmann says it’s time to stop “inducing” driving and parking. The debate at Thursday’s meeting of the East Lansing DDA was intense.

Gotcha Scooters Coming to East Lansing

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Rental e-scooters will soon be making a reappearance in East Lansing and on MSU's campus. But they won't be from Bird or Lime. Here comes Gotcha.

What’s Happening with That Thing in East Lansing?

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Who is running for City Council? Is P.T. O'Malley's moving into the Menna's Joint space? What happened to the driveway drama? What's the latest with the eBay land sale? Answers to these ELI reader questions and others!

Another Design, More Argument, and Another Extension for Royal Vlahakis

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Why did a majority of East Lansing's Downtown Development Authority members vote to give Royal Vlahakis another extension? And why did Mayor Mark Meadows and Chair Peter Dewan vote in opposition? ELi's Alice Dreger brings you the latest from the ongoing drama.

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