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Eastside Hunter Park greenhouse - Photo Dave Trumpie
Eastside Hunter Park greenhouse - Photo Dave Trumpie
With its swath of stable neighborhoods centered along the stretch of Michigan Avenue between downtown and the Frandor Shopping Center at US-127, the Eastside neighborhood boasts an engaged, entrepreneurial and diverse mix of residents and shopkeepers alike. The commercial district along Michigan Avenue hosts popular bakeries, bookstores, coffee shops and ethnic restaurants, while the parks and weekly farmerís market along Kalamazoo Street quickly add new fans.

Eastside Features

Lil' Darlins Vaudeville keeps old-time entertainment alive

Lil' Darlins Vaudeville is riding high on a renewed interest in vintage entertainment performances. Find out how this local troupe is keeping old-timey showmanship alive and fresh in an internet era, from eating light bulbs, to balancing feats on dining room chairs.

The truth about my love for Lansing

Capital Gains' Managing Editor isn't a Lansing native. And to be honest, she wasn't a big fan of the city when she first moved here nine years ago. Still, she gets involved, loves what's happening here and is now a huge cheerleader for the entire capital region. This is how she came to #LoveLansing.
 

Emil's: Serving as an anchor restaurant on Lansing's Eastside for over 90 years

Emil’s, Lansing's oldest restaurant and an anchor of the Eastside, uses delicious recipes, outreach for the community, as well as traditional Italian charm to keep bellies full and hearts happy. 

Keeping up with the craft scene: Lansing's craft cocktails

Craft cocktails make a comeback as Lansing bars and restaurants seek local goods and quality ingredients, while creating a community-friendly atmosphere.

How smart of a city is Lansing?

As Lansing works to become a smarter city economically, environmentally, and socially - we can't help but wonder just how we are doing compared to the conceptual view of what makes a city smart. 
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