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The Agency and Venues Behind EL’s Evolving Live Music Scene

The Agency and Venues Behind EL’s Evolving Live Music Scene

New concert venues downtown are providing opportunities for local musicians.

Love Brunch? Join Brunch & Bubbly Event Hosted by Lansing 5:01

Love Brunch? Join Brunch & Bubbly Event Hosted by Lansing 5:01

Early bird tickets can be purchased through Friday. Attendance numbers are capped, so organizers recommend purchasing ahead.

Brothers Bring Yemeni Coffee to East Lansing

Brothers Bring Yemeni Coffee to East Lansing

“I’m an expert in medicine, but I’m very passionate about caffeine,” says Dr. Ahmed Sufyan, owner of Moka & Co.

DDA Approves Setting Aside Funds for a Director
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DDA Approves Setting Aside Funds for a Director

The decision to allot $250,000 to hire a director in 2025 followed two strategic planning sessions. Details for the position still need to be ironed out.

What Does ELi See Ahead in 2024?

What Does ELi See Ahead in 2024?

Here are the stories on the reporting and editorial team’s radar in the new year.

New 530 Albert Ave Proposal Event is Not Today

New 530 Albert Ave Proposal Event is Not Today

The event will be rescheduled in the future.

New Life for 530 Albert Ave Project?
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New Life for 530 Albert Ave Project?

The vice president of ACD has been working with downtown business owners and neighborhood groups to revamp the project.

Downtown Safety, Homeless are Focus of Presentations to DMB

Downtown Safety, Homeless are Focus of Presentations to DMB

The Downtown Management Board heard crime statistics from ELPD Deputy Chief Chad Pride and about the Advent House Ministries homelessness outreach program.

Need a Hot Dog? University Weiner is the Place

Need a Hot Dog? University Weiner is the Place

Two Michigan State University students partnered to open the business that features Michigan-made hot dogs and other Michigan products.

Campbell’s Smoke Shop is an East Lansing Classic

Campbell’s Smoke Shop is an East Lansing Classic

The shop on M.A.C. Avenue has been in business since 1956 and continues to have loyal clientele from around the country and world.

Majorities of Planning Commission and DDA Support 530 Albert Ave. Affordable Housing Redevelopment
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Majorities of Planning Commission and DDA Support 530 Albert Ave. Affordable Housing Redevelopment

The loss of surface parking is the chief objection of critics. But the owners of the land say the lot is going to be redeveloped one way or another.

Two Small Businesses are Thriving and Surviving

Two Small Businesses are Thriving and Surviving

Despite the challenges of East Lansing during the pandemic and post-pandemic. Risky Studios and Campbell’s Market Basket are growing endeavors.

Opposition Strong – and Centered on Parking – in Face of Affordable Housing Proposal

Opposition Strong – and Centered on Parking – in Face of Affordable Housing Proposal

“Parking is everything,” said one local business owner in objection to the plan. But the developer insisted the privately-owned parking lot parcel is “going away” regardless of whether his project is approved.

How Hard Is It to Park in Downtown East Lansing? Depends Who You Ask
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How Hard Is It to Park in Downtown East Lansing? Depends Who You Ask

There’s no topic quite so contentious as parking downtown, as became evident at Thursday’s DDA meeting.

Blue Owl Pops Back to its Roots as it Gears Up for Move

Blue Owl Pops Back to its Roots as it Gears Up for Move

The downtown EL coffee shop will move to a new Trowbridge Road location after its lease expires in November.

MSUFCU Showcases ‘Strength in Roots’ During Grand Opening Celebration
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MSUFCU Showcases ‘Strength in Roots’ During Grand Opening Celebration

Long-anticipated opening of the Abbot Road branch was celebrated during a July 21 event featuring music, local foods, and speakers from the credit union, university, city and more.

Council Denies Starbucks Drive-Thru Hours Extension; Approval of Employee Retention Bonuses Tabled

Council Denies Starbucks Drive-Thru Hours Extension; Approval of Employee Retention Bonuses Tabled

June as Pride Month and Juneteenth as a holiday are now formally recognized in the City of East Lansing.

Three Years In, Developer Says the Only Thing That’ll Work on the Evergreen Properties Is…Student Housing
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Three Years In, Developer Says the Only Thing That’ll Work on the Evergreen Properties Is…Student Housing

River Caddis Development’s exclusive deal is facing expiration on July 17; the DDA will ponder the new “collaborative approach” for the next 30 days.

Beggars Banquet: 50 Years as an East Lansing Staple

Beggars Banquet: 50 Years as an East Lansing Staple

Established in 1973, the restaurant is known as a place to build memories and enjoy good food and a unique atmosphere.

Two Men and a Truck Helps Local Organizations in Honor of Mother’s Day

Two Men and a Truck Helps Local Organizations in Honor of Mother’s Day

The annual drive, Movers for Moms, is dedicated to collecting necessities for mothers in need.

Police Use Court Order to Detain Man Who’s Been Troubling People Downtown

Police Use Court Order to Detain Man Who’s Been Troubling People Downtown

The staff at Blue Owl Coffee contacted ELPD after numerous high-stress encounters with the man.

Photographers Bring Enthusiasm and Passion to Studio 34

Photographers Bring Enthusiasm and Passion to Studio 34

New downtown EL business will allow creative duo to share their artistic skills.

Council Reacts Quickly to New Lawsuit, Approves Pointy Building, Debates Outdoor Seating

Council Reacts Quickly to New Lawsuit, Approves Pointy Building, Debates Outdoor Seating

East Lansing’s City Council was busy this week. Find out from ELi what happened.

The GOAT on Grand River Will Be a Culinary Experience

The GOAT on Grand River Will Be a Culinary Experience

Owners hope the speakeasy-themed restaurant becomes a dining destination.

Shop Local: Last-Minute Gift Ideas in East Lansing
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Shop Local: Last-Minute Gift Ideas in East Lansing

So many options!

New Merritt Road Marijuana Shop Gets Built, Hotel and Other Retail in Limbo [Updated]
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New Merritt Road Marijuana Shop Gets Built, Hotel and Other Retail in Limbo [Updated]

Update: The Planning Commission has voted unanimously to recommend approval of the developers’ request to sell recreational marijuana alongside medical marijuana at the new High Society shop.

East Lansing Insider: What To Know With The Albert EL Fresco Returning
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East Lansing Insider: What To Know With The Albert EL Fresco Returning

Andrew Graham sits down with Emily Joan Elliott to talk about the imminent return of the Albert EL Fresco. Give a listen!

East Lansing Insider: An East Lansing Development Roundup with Alice Dreger
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East Lansing Insider: An East Lansing Development Roundup with Alice Dreger

Andrew is joined by ELi’s Founder, Alice Dreger, for a discussion about various projects going on downtown and around town, plus what can be done to boost a downtown. Check it out!

Blue Owl Mic Drop Features Big Talent, Including Hamilton Cast Member

Blue Owl Mic Drop Features Big Talent, Including Hamilton Cast Member

Meecah, a singer, dancer, and actress who is currently part of the Hamilton cast, will perform at Blue Owl on Monday, April 4. Sarah Spohn reports on that and Blue Owl’s Mic Drop series.

Graduate Rock Bar Serves Cocktails and the Community
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Graduate Rock Bar Serves Cocktails and the Community

The Graduate Rock Bar opened up last July, and to some, the rooftop bar is a hidden gem. Sarah Spohn reports on the location and an exciting upcoming event.

About A Month From Opening, Key Parts Of The Albert EL Fresco Are Still In Flux
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About A Month From Opening, Key Parts Of The Albert EL Fresco Are Still In Flux

The Albert EL Fresco is set to reopen later this spring, but the City is still looking for someone to provide outdoor seating, shade, and lighting infrastructure for the space. Andrew Graham reports.

New Weekly Comedy Open Mic Night Launches at Beggar’s Banquet

New Weekly Comedy Open Mic Night Launches at Beggar’s Banquet

Looking for something to do this evening or any Thursday? Check out the new comedy series “Beggars Can’t Be Choosers” at Beggar’s Banquet from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Broad Art Lab Closes Its Doors

Broad Art Lab Closes Its Doors

The MSU Broad Art Lab’s collaborative space that once welcomed makers, innovators, and lifelong learners, has shut its doors. Sarah Spohn reports. 

What Artspace’s Feasibility Report Tells Us About Downtown East Lansing
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What Artspace’s Feasibility Report Tells Us About Downtown East Lansing

One of the proposed locations for a development of affordable housing geared toward creatives is Valley Court Park. Emily Joan Elliott digs in to what else is in the feasibility report and what we can learn.

Multimedia Production Studio Hopes to Be a Starting Point for Community Creativity
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Multimedia Production Studio Hopes to Be a Starting Point for Community Creativity

Alicia and Joshua Southern, owners of Risky Studios, share what motivated them to open a creative, co-working, multimedia production studio, featuring 775-square-feet of equipment rentals for all types of dreamers, doers, and thinkers.

Planning Commission Talks Northern Tier, Handles 3 Frat Applications and A Marijuana Approval in First Meeting of 2022
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Planning Commission Talks Northern Tier, Handles 3 Frat Applications and A Marijuana Approval in First Meeting of 2022

At its first meeting of 2022, the Commission dealt with three frats, an application for a Special Use Permit for a dispensary to sell recreational marijuana, and discussed plans for a City lot on the Northern Tier and the near-term housing action plan.

Michigan Flyer, Expanding Connections in Mid-Michigan, Turns 15

Michigan Flyer, Expanding Connections in Mid-Michigan, Turns 15

A local business that many East Lansing residents see cruising across town recently celebrated its fifteenth anniversary in November 2021. Clay Oppenhuizen reports on the regional growth of the Michigan Flyer.

East Lansing Insider: A Closer Look At EL’s Responsible Hospitality Council
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East Lansing Insider: A Closer Look At EL’s Responsible Hospitality Council

How do a group of downtown East Lansing liquor license holders work to promote safe, responsible fun? Andrew talks to two EL bar and restaurant owners about the RHC and what it does. Listen in!

Albert El Fresco is Coming Back to Downtown East Lansing, Despite Brookover’s Concerns
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Albert El Fresco is Coming Back to Downtown East Lansing, Despite Brookover’s Concerns

The official dates for EL Fresco have not be set, but Council voted to approve the closure of two lanes on Albert Street from Apr. 27 to Sept. 11, despite Council member Brookover voicing concerns about the project benefiting some local businesses and not others, among other things.

East Lansing Insider: Ali Haider Discusses the Ins and Outs of Running 7-Elevens in East Lansing
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East Lansing Insider: Ali Haider Discusses the Ins and Outs of Running 7-Elevens in East Lansing

When one thinks local business, 7-Eleven doesn’t readily come to mind. This week, ELi’s Andrew Graham hopes to change that thinking with an interview with Ali Haider, who has owned and operated the downtown 7-Eleven for more than five years. Listen in!

What’s the State of Marijuana Retail In East Lansing?
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What’s the State of Marijuana Retail In East Lansing?

What’s been the result of marijuana retail sale regulation in the City of East Lansing? ELi’s Andrew Graham reviews the scene and tells you what’s coming.

East Lansing Insider: Taking Stock As The Covid-19 Pandemic Hits Year 3
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East Lansing Insider: Taking Stock As The Covid-19 Pandemic Hits Year 3

On this episode, Andrew and Chuck are joined by Emily Joan Elliott to delve into the current state of the pandemic. Give a listen!

The 10 Stories That Meant the Most to ELi Reporters in 2021
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The 10 Stories That Meant the Most to ELi Reporters in 2021

We asked our reporters which stories that they wrote meant the most to them in 2021. They answered, passing along a varied collection of stories for this year in review.

Two MSU Professors to Open Bookstore, Wine Bar, Coffee Shop Combo

Two MSU Professors to Open Bookstore, Wine Bar, Coffee Shop Combo

Do you need to purchase a last minute holiday gift? Make sure to check out the online offerings from Hooked, a new bookstore and cafe coming to our area. Sarah Spohn reports on the new addition.

UPDATED: Electrical Poles Snapped in Half along Hagadorn Road Because of Train “Caught Up” in Downed Lines
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UPDATED: Electrical Poles Snapped in Half along Hagadorn Road Because of Train “Caught Up” in Downed Lines

A train caught in wires took down a series of electrical poles along Hagadorn Road, leading to “a mess” according to the Ingham County Office of Homeland Security & Emergency Management. The sign at Hannah Plaza was destroyed as a result. See contributed photos and learn more in this update.

Green Friday and Winter Glow Coming to Downtown EL This Weekend

Green Friday and Winter Glow Coming to Downtown EL This Weekend

Kick off the arrival of the holiday season and wintry weather with Green Friday and Winter Glow. Sarah Spohn brings the details on the two events this weekend.

Your Neighbors Are Counting on You to Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season

Your Neighbors Are Counting on You to Support Small Businesses This Holiday Season

Do you want to make sure your gifts arrive on time? Do you like having a vibrant downtown? Do you want to support your neighbors? ELi’s Sarah Spohn has some advice this Black Friday: Spend locally!

D.P. Dough Returns to EL, Bringing Calzones and Other Fare

D.P. Dough Returns to EL, Bringing Calzones and Other Fare

The newest addition to Grand River Avenue is D.P. Dough, a restaurant chain that primarily sells calzones ranging from classic choices to food with a flavor of East Lansing, like the Sparty Zone calzone. Amalia Medina reports.

Ten Pound Fiddle Brings Music and Fair-Trade Goods Together

Ten Pound Fiddle Brings Music and Fair-Trade Goods Together

Singer-songwriter, educator Reggie Harris will perform this Friday at Edgewood United Church in conjunction with the Peace Education Center’s Alternative Holiday Sale. Christopher A. Wardell provides the details.

Women in the Arts Festival Celebrates Local Artists and Makers

Women in the Arts Festival Celebrates Local Artists and Makers

Saturday, Nov. 13, marks the 36th annual Women in the Arts Festival, held at Edgewood United Church. Stop in to hear some great music and purchase unique paintings, jewelry, pottery, books, and more!

Aloha Cookin’ Brings Hawaiian and Korean Dishes to East Lansing

Aloha Cookin’ Brings Hawaiian and Korean Dishes to East Lansing

Aloha Cookin’ expands downtown East Lansing’s dining options for a fresh, local meal. Honolulu native Chris Hong spoke to ELi’s Sarah Spohn about how he brought the new Hawaiian restaurant to the area.

How Do Local Bars Deal with the College Town Problem of Underage Drinking?
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How Do Local Bars Deal with the College Town Problem of Underage Drinking?

“In March 2020, we turned in over 4,000 confiscated IDs to the ELPD that we collected from the school year, just September to March,” said Pat Riley, the owner of Harper’s Restaurant and Brew Pub and the Responsible Hospitality Council’s president.

Halloween Events Around Town You Don’t Want to Miss!

Halloween Events Around Town You Don’t Want to Miss!

Sarah Spohn provides a list of events for people of all ages. Some events are taking place today, so you don’t want to put off checking this out!

City Already Received $6M in Covid Relief. How Will It Spend the Funds?
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City Already Received $6M in Covid Relief. How Will It Spend the Funds?

The City received the first payment of funds in May but has time before funds must be allocated and used. City Manager George Lahanas provided some ideas on how to use the money during a presentation to Council last week. What did he recommend? What did Council think of the draft plan?

Council Praised City’s Place Making Projects, Desires to See EL Fresco Return
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Council Praised City’s Place Making Projects, Desires to See EL Fresco Return

Community & Economic Development Administrator Adam Cummins spoke to Council about the City’s Daytime. Nighttime. Anytime. Place Project. What did he say worked? What could be improved?

First Fashion Fiber Festival Comes to EL This Saturday

First Fashion Fiber Festival Comes to EL This Saturday

Calling all crafters, sewists, and fashionistas! This event is for you. What vendors will be there? What else can you expect to see and do? ELi’s Sarah Spohn reports.

All the East Lansing News We Don’t Know Where to Put
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All the East Lansing News We Don’t Know Where to Put

City Council candidate forums, the possibility of a new City Attorney, an issue of representation at the Arts Commission, and parliamentary procedure. Alice Dreger brings updates on all that and more!

Sweet Potato Delights’ Mission to Promote Healthy Living Comes to EL

Sweet Potato Delights’ Mission to Promote Healthy Living Comes to EL

Are you heading to the East Lansing Farmers’ Market today? Sarah Spohn provides the scoop on Sweet Potato Delights and its owner and founder, Velonda Anderson.

New Certified Organic Juice Bar Opens Downtown

New Certified Organic Juice Bar Opens Downtown

After visiting a Clean Juice location elsewhere, Mary Hargrove immediately knew she wanted to open one of her own. What does the new place have to offer?

Video: City of East Lansing Welcomes Back MSU Students With ‘Moonlight ExtravaGRANDza’
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Video: City of East Lansing Welcomes Back MSU Students With ‘Moonlight ExtravaGRANDza’

The placemaking event brought droves of students to downtown East Lansing and included a mobile vaccine clinic from the Ingham County Health Department. Andrew Graham brings more.

Taxes Diverted in Hopes of Greater Economic Development in EL’s Downtown
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Taxes Diverted in Hopes of Greater Economic Development in EL’s Downtown

Over a half-million dollars in local taxes will be directed towards hiring economic development specialists to focus on East Lansing, if all goes as planned. Andrew Graham reports from the latest meeting of the East Lansing DDA.

New Store Offers Gifts at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Curiosity

New Store Offers Gifts at the Intersection of Science, Art, and Curiosity

Quark! – a store that opened at 549 E. Grand River Ave., on Aug. 4, sells gifts “at the intersection of science, art and everyday.”

A Closer Look At Why The ‘Albert EL Fresco’ Is On Hiatus
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A Closer Look At Why The ‘Albert EL Fresco’ Is On Hiatus

The Albert EL Fresco was dismantled on Sunday, and some readers wrote in to express their sadness to see it go. Why has it been paused? When might we see it again?

Local Artist Opens Doors to More Bright, Bold, Colorful Community

Local Artist Opens Doors to More Bright, Bold, Colorful Community

If you see brightly colored front doors and botanical murals while driving through East Lansing, it just might be the handy work of fellow East Lansing resident and artist Adrienne Gelardi. Sarah Spohn reports on the artist and her work.

Stephens Leaves, Meadows Rejoins the City Government, Pickleball Goes Dark: This and More at Council

Stephens Leaves, Meadows Rejoins the City Government, Pickleball Goes Dark: This and More at Council

What happened at East Lansing’s City Council on Tuesday night? ELi’s Andrew Graham catches you up.

The Housing Study, Plasticware (Redux) at The Graduate Bar, and Another New Hotel: Report from EL Planning Commission
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The Housing Study, Plasticware (Redux) at The Graduate Bar, and Another New Hotel: Report from EL Planning Commission

At the July 28 meeting, East Lansing’s Planning Commission discussed concerns regarding glassware usage at the Rock Bar, what to do with the Housing Study, and a proposal for another four-story hotel on the northwest side. Jack Timothy Harrison reports.

Flowers Brighten Up a Triangle

Flowers Brighten Up a Triangle

An ELi reader wrote in to say he finally figured out who was planting flowers at Lake Lansing Road and Towar Avenue, brightening the spot. We share his take in our “Little Local Joys” series.

Council Denies New Outdoor Seating Plan for Harper’s, But Wants to “Get to Yes”
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Council Denies New Outdoor Seating Plan for Harper’s, But Wants to “Get to Yes”

The owners of Harper’s are looking to expand their outdoor features to include an outdoor bar, more tables and TVs, and possibly food trucks, all in an area off Grove St. that is now a parking lot.

Construction Will Start Soon on MSUFCU’s Downtown Office Building

Construction Will Start Soon on MSUFCU’s Downtown Office Building

In her remarks about the project, April Clobes, the head of MSUFCU, made a subtle reference to ELi’s reporting on why the project’s start had been delayed. Find out what she and others said and learn the project’s timeline from ELi.

As Summer Events Return to EL, Here Is an Overview
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As Summer Events Return to EL, Here Is an Overview

Looking for outdoor concerts and movies? Want to know what else is going on at the newly renovated Patriarche Park? Sarah Spohn describes all that and more.

East Lansing City Council Will Tackle Action-Packed Agenda This Week
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East Lansing City Council Will Tackle Action-Packed Agenda This Week

Big policing issues, parking for the Graduate Hotel, lawsuits involving the City of East Lansing, a new outdoor design for Harper’s – all this and MUCH more coming to Council this week. ELi tells you what’s on the agenda…and what’s missing.

Poké Fresh Offers Fresh, Healthy Hawaiian and Japanese Options

Poké Fresh Offers Fresh, Healthy Hawaiian and Japanese Options

Poké Fresh is a new family-owned, fast-casual restaurant in downtown East Lansing. What did co-owner Kylie Bachuwa tell ELi’s Sarah Spohn about the restaurant?

Yarn Bomb Near Peanut Barrel Honors Pride Month

Yarn Bomb Near Peanut Barrel Honors Pride Month

Outside of Peanut Barrel in downtown East Lansing, a tree can be found wrapped in colorful yarn, emblazoned with the word “LOVE” down the middle. Adan Tomas Quan reports for ELi on why Diane Barnum undertook this project and what it means to her.

East Lansing Insider: Neighbors and Noise in East Lansing
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East Lansing Insider: Neighbors and Noise in East Lansing

ELi’s Publisher and Executive Director Alice Dreger and Managing Editor Emily Joan Elliott discuss complaints made to East Lansing’s City Council about noise created by cars and motorcycles. Elliott also interviews ELPD’s Neighborhood Resource Specialist Tonya Williams.

Ask ELi: Rental Restrictions, Evaluating the City Manager, and the Dairy Store Reopening
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Ask ELi: Rental Restrictions, Evaluating the City Manager, and the Dairy Store Reopening

If a proposed state law on rentals becomes law, what could it mean for East Lansing? When will the City Manager’s annual evaluation happen? And, when is the MSU Dairy Store reopening? Find out the answers in the latest Ask ELi Grab Bag!

Ann About Town: When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie, That’s The Cosmos
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Ann About Town: When the Moon Hits Your Eye Like a Big Pizza Pie, That’s The Cosmos

Ann and the Captain share some of their favorite dishes from The Cosmos. Whether getting Takeout, dining in, or dining outside, what do they recommend?

East Lansing Barre Code Offers Community and Variety of Classes

East Lansing Barre Code Offers Community and Variety of Classes

Looking for a sense of community and empowerment? The Barre Code has been working hard to provide this to women in the area throughout the pandemic. Sarah Spohn reports.

Lots of News Out of City Council This Week

Lots of News Out of City Council This Week

The police budget, marijuana revenue, Parks & Rec’s money problems, a key employee’s retirement, the Graduate Hotel’s liquor licenses, dog poop, a sod farm, and more. We bring you up to speed on what you missed at City Council this week.

Artists to Visit EL Next Week to Paint “Welcome to East Lansing” Mural

Artists to Visit EL Next Week to Paint “Welcome to East Lansing” Mural

Artist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs are on their way to East Lansing to install a new mural that highlights unique sights in our city. Sarah Spohn reports.

Ann About Town: El Oasis Serves Birria Tacos, the Comfort Food You Need

Ann About Town: El Oasis Serves Birria Tacos, the Comfort Food You Need

Ann and Captain Carnivore visit an old favorite, El Oasis, known affectionately as “The Taco Truck.” How did she find the birria tacos? What else do she and the Captain recommend?

Ann About Town and the Hidden Breakfast Restaurant

Ann About Town and the Hidden Breakfast Restaurant

Ann uncovers the breakfast options available at Pizza House. What does she recommend?

Ann About Town: Lou and Harry’s Serves up Ambrosia for Ann

Ann About Town: Lou and Harry’s Serves up Ambrosia for Ann

Ann makes the case that Lou and Harry’s lamb gyro is truly food fit for the gods. But what else do she and her partner-in-crime, Captain Carnivore, recommend?

Ann About Town: Ann Bubbles With Delight Over Yum Yum Bento

Ann About Town: Ann Bubbles With Delight Over Yum Yum Bento

Ann and the Captain explored Korean, Japanese, and Thai cuisine, all from one restaurant. What does Ann recommend?

Wild Birds Unlimited New Owner Excited to Work with Loyal Customers

Wild Birds Unlimited New Owner Excited to Work with Loyal Customers

What’s new at Wild Birds Unlimited?

Retrospective: A Year of Covid in East Lansing
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Retrospective: A Year of Covid in East Lansing

Covid-19 has been present in East Lansing for over a year. How has it changed our community? Where does our community stand now in terms of the virus?

For Crêpe Sake Opens in East Lansing Today

For Crêpe Sake Opens in East Lansing Today

East Lansing native Gina Mudrey speaks to Sarah Spohn about the grand opening of For Crêpe Sake. What does the owner recommend?

Ann About Town: Swagath, Welcome to Heaven on Earth

Ann About Town: Swagath, Welcome to Heaven on Earth

If Ann had just six weeks to live, she would spend it eating Indian food. So what would she feast upon from Swagath Indian Cuisine?

Why Is the Planning Commission Debating the Regulation of Dinnerware? Meet East Lansing’s Special Use Permits.
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Why Is the Planning Commission Debating the Regulation of Dinnerware? Meet East Lansing’s Special Use Permits.

Is this a case of overreach of East Lansing government into private business? Or is it a case of Planning Commission and City Council carrying out their fiduciary responsibilities?

What’s Happening in East Lansing?
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What’s Happening in East Lansing?

When are the City Council elections? What’s with the Graduate Hotel pedestrian tunnel? Which vendors are coming to the market this Sunday? Answers to these questions and more.

No Lines on St. Patrick’s Day, and Bond Counsel Shifts: News from City Council

No Lines on St. Patrick’s Day, and Bond Counsel Shifts: News from City Council

What happened at City Council last night? We bring you the run-down.

Local Meal Prep Delivery Service Makes Healthy Eating More Accessible

Local Meal Prep Delivery Service Makes Healthy Eating More Accessible

East Lansing resident Rueben Hewitt is working to make healthy meals affordable and accessible through his business, MenuBubble. Sarah Spohn reports on how the service works and what motivated Hewitt to get it running.

Ann About Town: Sansu Offers Elegant Food for You to Bring Home

Ann About Town: Sansu Offers Elegant Food for You to Bring Home