Planning Commissioner Jack Cahill noted that use of Target’s state liquor license requires an approved local permit. Target doesn't have it yet. ELi’s Alice Dreger reports on Target’s and Jolly Pumpkin’s movement through the alcohol permitting process, which some Commissioners suggested be retired.
More billboards in East Lansing, more sorority houses, more alcohol sales downtown, more revenue for the City, more coffee near the Amtrak station, more rental licenses: all that plus the eBay land deal, depending on how the votes go. ELi brings you up to speed.
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.
Why do City staff say it's OK for Target to be selling alcohol without the required local permit, and how is the alcohol-selling landscape of East Lansing's downtown shaping up with big redevelopment? ELi's Alice Dreger reports.