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Downtown

Downtown facades - Photo Dave Trumpie
Downtown facades - Photo Dave Trumpie
Giving rise to the familiar downtown skyline of Michiganís Capital City, the downtown district is centered on the stateís Capitol dome, the surrounding high-rises and office buildings, and Washington Square. This strip of Washington Avenue hosts trendy restaurants, power-broking pubs, law school hangouts, coffeehouses, and lots of quaint local shops.

Downtown Features

The Quest for Lansing's Best Burger

The summer's heating up and grills are being lit, so Capital Gains sent two intrepid writers out on the streets to find Lansing's best-tasting beef on a bun. 

Search for the Best Pad Thai in Town

Lansing has many Thai restaurants, and writer, Daniel J. Hogan went on a quest to find out which one has the best Pad Thai.

Downtown Lansing in Detroit: What 1,300 downtown professionals are learning from Detroit this week

Lansing area downtown development organizations are in Detroit this week for the National Main Street Conference. We'll look at the impact of Main Street here in Lansing, as well as what downtowns across the nation are learning from Detroit.

Local musicians go solo

Meet two musicians from the Capital region who are making a living as recording artists, loving it and doing well. 

Supporting a culture of youth entrepreneurship in Lansing and beyond

The first annual Pure Lansing Celebrates Youth Entrepreneurship event gave student entrepreneurs from across the state the chance to have their ideas heard and encouraged by those who could help them build their businesses in the future.
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