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As Lime Moves In, Scooter Regulation Debated

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Now that Lime scooters have dropped in East Lansing, the City is under increased pressure to figure out what (if anything) to do about regulating the riding and parking of electric scooters. Alice Dreger reports.

A Taste of Toaste in Brookfield Plaza

Thursday, September 13, 2018

“It’s been fun trying to explain to people what honey toast is,” Yuan said. “You can’t compare it to anything else we have here. It is funny sometimes because it’s hard to explain, but at the same time, after they’ve tried it, they love it.” ELi Summer Youth Journalism grad Amalia Medina has the scoop.

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.

Downtown Gallery Series Continues with First Video Installation

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Amanda Harrell-Seyburn of east arbor architecture tells ELi, “The gallery is perfect for video installation and this collaboration fulfills a desire to bring installation art to the East Lansing community.” What's the film about, and when can you see it, free of charge?

What to Do for Struggling Businesses Downtown? Council Debates the Issue

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

The Mayor Pro Tem questions whether there's really been a downturn in business downtown during construction, while two other members of Council advocate for more free parking downtown to try to rescue struggling shops and restaurants. ELi's Jessy Gregg reports.

New Proposal Features Movie Theaters, Automated Parking

Friday, August 17, 2018

Local developer Paul Vlahakis wants to build a major new redevelopment just west of Abbot Road, including a 12-screen movie theater, automated parking, and lots of apartments. And he wants to move fast. ELi's Chris Root reports.

Downtown Businesses “Panicking” Over Construction-Related Downturn

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

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.

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