The downturn in business caused by Center City District construction has cost local small downtown businesses millions of dollars and may yet cause the death of several, one local business owner told East Lansing’s City Council last night. ELi's Alice Dreger reports.
Reviewing the proposal formally for the first time, East Lansing's City Council voted 4-0 last night to approve DRW/Convexity's latest plans for the vacant lots downtown. What was approved, and why can't construction start now? ELi's Dan Totzkay reports.
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.
What had been sold as a way to bring diverse renters downtown is now being openly advertised as a "purpose-built student housing community" featuring "a ridiculous rooftop deck.” ELi's Alice Dreger and Andrew Graham report.
In an age of online everything, East Lansing's GameStop remains open and busy. As a thank-you to the community, the shop is holding regular free events, including a Call of Duty Black Ops 2 tournament on July 28 and 29. ELi's Sarah Spohn reports.
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.
If East Lansing's City Attorney doesn't have to pay for his sidewalk, why should the City make you pay for yours? A whistleblower is now pushing that question in federal court. ELi investigates the latest claims and counter-claims in the case.
When should a coffee shop drive-through be allowed to have less than the legally-required space? East Lansing's Zoning Board of Appeals tackled that question on Wednesday. ELi's Andrew Graham and Alice Dreger report.