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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

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. 

Shift to urban living kindles interest in leading the tiny life

Immersed in an ever-changing economic landscape, millennials and baby boomers are exploring ways to live simpler lives in more efficient spaces. In Lansing, new developments and traditional neighborhoods provide a wealth of opportunity for those looking to live small.

Lansing Maker Week: Providing a venue for garage-style innovators, creators and entrepreneurs

The startup and maker community in the Capital region has been growing for some time. Lansing Maker Week now gives these budding entrepreneurs and innovators a venue to connect, collaborate and showcase what they've been dreaming up.

Lansing Roots: Giving farming and gardening entrepreneurs a chance to grow

Next time you buy a delicious bunch of locally grown carrots at a farmer's market, or enjoy fresh snap peas or mustard greens at a neighborhood restaurant, you may well be supporting a new farmer who got their market garden up and running with the Lansing Roots Program.

Mid-Michigan's growing craft distillery movement

By now, it's common to visit a winery or brewery in Michgian, but where can you go to get a locally made glass of bourbon? Or whiskey? Up until recently, that was a question without a good answer. But, the distilling industry is steadily growing and soon Lansing residents won't have to go far.
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