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Old Town

Old Town Lansing - Photo Dave Trumpie
Old Town Lansing - Photo Dave Trumpie
Old Town is the city's creativity corridor, hosting advertising firms, design groups and art galleries along with some of the city's most eclectic entertainment and shopping venues. The neighborhood's artsy flair shines in the historic Victorian brick storfronts, public art, and signature events such as the annual Festival of the Sun. Just off the Lansing River Trial, about a mile north of the State Capitol, the area's been bolstered by new condominiums and rehabbed old warehouses standing tall along the scenic riverfront.

Old Town 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. 

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.

Renegade: Taking free theater, cabaret and poetry to the streets of Old Town

If your plans for mid August don't include a day or two spent in Old Town at the Renegade Theatre Festival, you need to revisit your calendar. Three days of comedy and drama, children's theatre and spoken word, cabaret and performance art. Truly, there's something here for everyone.

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. 

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.
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