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REO Town

REO - Photo Dave Trumpie
REO - Photo Dave Trumpie
The car-centric sense of community that built this historic commercial and residential district is alive and well among its alternately practical and whimsical shops, professional buildings, loft apartments, and home-grown pubs and eateries. With easy access to the Lansing River Trail, downtown and the expressway, this attractive stretch of Washington Street south of I-496 has stayed true to its automotive roots while establishing a strong reputation for festivals, events and art sales.

REO Town Features

Choosing Lansing: Emily Dievendorf

Emily Dievendorf is an advocacy driven, social superhero, working to make Michigan a better place for the LGBT community. A lobbyist, and Executive Director of Equality Michigan, she thrives on Lansing and living in a community that shares her vision.

Putting fun in financial health awareness

While your finances may not be the most exciting topic, financial health and empowerment are vital to every community. Show Me the Money Day helps Greater Lansing - and other Michigan communities - achieve financial empowerment by making the experience fun and unique. 

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.

Barber by day, Urban clothier by night

Wearing his passion for fashion on his T-shirt sleeve is part of what puts Leo Brown on the map as one of Lansing's most innovative, thought-provoking, and celebrity-savvy urban clothing designers.

The rebirth of REO Town

Multi-million dollar investments by the City of Lansing, the federal government, and the Board of Water and Light are transforming a dormant Lansing district for the 20-teens. Just south of downtown, REO Town promises to light up with festivals, new business and revitalized neighborhoods. There’s even a restored train depot in the deal.
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