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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

Incubating food business in Lansing

What do a kitchen in Holt, a market in downtown Lansing and a neighborhood center on the Eastside have in common? More than you might think. These local food incubators all have the same goal in mind: cooking up a new generation of businesses that are setting down roots in the capital city and beyond.

Writer groups create shared experiences for a solitary pursuit

Area writer groups help members stay focused, overcome avoidance behavior, and put words on paper through meetings, events and commitment to the art of professional and creative writing.

Lansing, a launching pad for franchise business

Franchisors have long recognized the combination of a supportive business culture, unique demographics and strong work ethic that makes Greater Lansing an ideal city to launch a franchise or find a home for an established concept.

We need more women in Michigan's halls of power

Gender equality in Michigan's halls of power may be a statewide issue, but as those halls are here in Lansing, the shrinking number of women in state government is particularly visible locally. We're sending off 2013 with a look at why Michigan has its lowest number of fewer female state representatives in 20 years, and what women in the Capital region are doing to change it. 

Building up the Michigan/Grand River Corridor

With two projects under their belt and one in the works, Wolf River Development is at the center of a goal to build up the Michigan/Grand River Corridor in Lansing and East Lansing. Their housing projects are bringing students back to campus and helping to contribute to the density and vibrancy of the area. 
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