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GM plans to build new stamping plant, create 65 Lansing-based jobs

General Motors Co. plans to build a new 225,000-square-foot stamping plant near Lansing's Grand River assembly plant, and officials say the $162 million investment will create 65 jobs.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"In addition, GM is building a $44.5 million logistics center at the Grand River factory. When completed, the 400,000-square-foot facility will be linked to the general assembly building and add 200 jobs."
 
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Bath to welcome new sports bar and grill

Twenty-year Army veteran James Maddix Jr. hopes to build a field of dreams in Bath by melding a popular diner with an adjacent bar to form the new 3rd Base Sports Bar and Grill.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"Maddix plans to turn the 1,600-square-foot bar into a baseball diamond with white base lines on a floor covered with green carpet squares that resemble AstroTurf. A rebuilt bar will occupy one corner."
 
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Sparrow partners with VOA to open new clinic for the homeless

Sparrow Health System and Volunteers of America Michigan cut the ribbon on a new clinic for the homeless, helping to ensure that the homeless have a place to come to take care of underlying medical conditions.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"… the new clinic will save time and money the health system spends responding to ambulance calls and visits from local VOA patients…The clinic is expected to serve about 3,400 patients a year.
 
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Capitol Bank separates from holding company, becomes independent

The Federal Deposit Insurance Commission (FDIC) recently approved a plan that allows Lansing's Capitol National Bank to divest from Capitol Bancorp Ltd. and enter a new era as a private company
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The bank, with offices in Lansing and a branch in Okemos, strives to carve out a niche in the small- to midsize business market, although it does offer personal and loan accounts."
 
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Meridian Mall shifts focus from smaller stores to larger retailers

There are lots of changing spaces at Meridian Mall as the nearly 50-year-old enclosed mall begins a slow transformation from a center focusing on smaller retailers to one featuring larger retail chains.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
". . . some industry watchers say the timing of the exodus appears coordinated, as malls across the country try to capture more shoppers in an increasingly digital retail world by selling experiences as much as goods."
 
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Sears Outlet to open in vacated Value City site, create 20 jobs

A new Sears Outlet opening this June in Lansing's Delta Township will offer overstocked, lightly damaged or reconditioned merchandise for the home at substantial discounts to list prices.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"…the retailer chose Delta Township for its Lansing-area store because officials believe it will complement the Home Depot home improvement chain’s adjacent store. There also was a demand for discounted merchandise."

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Vision released for Michigan Avenue, Grand River and M-43 corridor

A recently released report by a team of national and regional planners says that green space, rapid transit and mixed-use buildings will be among the pearls that will beautify the 20-mile stretch of roadway between the Capitol and Webberville.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The report is the result of a series of planning meetings, called charrettes, held last year that studied land use, transportation and the environment along the corridor — widely considered ripe for redevelopment. It was organized by the Tri-County Regional Planning Commission and funded by part of a three-year, $3 million federal grant."
 
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Italian companies to expand to Lansing, bring dozens of jobs

Two Italian companies have selected Lansing as the base of their North American operations, creating up to 60 jobs within the next three years.
 
SAET, a Turin, Italy-based manufacturer of induction heat treating equipment, will locate a sales and service office in Lansing, while the Italian communications firm SATIZ plans to bring their technical publishing office to the region.

The Lansing Economic Area Partnership is working with the two companies to find space for their operations.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
 "Bernero sold Lansing as a medium-sized, manageable city with a small, yet globally connected airport. He touted Michigan State University's resources and the close driving distance to Chicago and Detroit."
 
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More classes, more space on drawing board for Reach Studio Art Center

Reach Studio Art Center is undertaking a bold expansion that promises to beautify REO Town and give talented young artists a safe environment for creative expression.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The center, originally located at 1804 S. Washington Ave, plans to expand to nearly 10 times its current size, going from 1,100 square feet to 9,500 square feet."
 
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State grants to fund much-needed shade for popular concert venue

Concert-goers and performers no longer need to sweat it out after the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs announced state grants to help fund a shade system for the popular Veterans Memorial Gardens Amphitheater in Delhi Township.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"The shade system will make the amphitheater a more attractive, more pleasant venue for weddings, church services, and other performances."
 
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Van Atta Road bridge construction slated to begin

Lansing's Davis Construction will begin work on a new Van Atta Road bridge over the Red Cedar River Feb. 10 pending improvements in the weather.  The new structure will include deck width for a future sidewalk, per the township's non-motorized master plan.
  
According to excerpts from the article:
"The $940,000 project will consist of replacing the existing 60-foot long bridge that was constructed in 1935 with a 100-foot long bridge that will straddle the existing bridge foundations."
 
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Merge underway for two large health information exchanges

An East Lansing-based medical records exchange will merge with a similar Grand Rapids operation to provide services that help hospitals and doctor offices share patient information via computer instead of paper.
 
The Great Lakes Health Information Exchange and Health Connect are currently the two largest non-profit health information exchanges in Michigan.
 
According to excerpts from the article:

"The planned merger will create the largest health information exchange in Michigan with about 100 affiliated hospitals."
 
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FRIB construction back on track

Persistent efforts from public and private constituents have put the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams back on track and ready for a spring groundbreaking at Michigan State University.
 
According to excerpts from the article:

"There is $55 million for FRIB in the federal budget that passed both houses on Congress last week. After delaying construction for nearly two years, FRIB now is poised to break ground in the spring, to invest more than $160 million in construction costs alone over the next four years."
 
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Demolition makes way for new playground at Patriarch Park

Kids and adults will find a new place to play come July as crews from E.T. MacKenzie began tearing down the old wooden play structure at East Lansing's Patriarche Park.
 
The $576,000 project will reimagine the popular play area at the city's largest park, providing a more accessible, barrier-free design. Construction is expected to start in April.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
 
"The project was spearheaded by the Rotary Club of East Lansing. It launched a fundraising drive in early 2012 and has raised more than $407,000 toward the project through community organization and individual donations, as well as a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund."
 
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Redevelopment of former trailer park approved in Delhi Township

Plans to build an $8.1 million apartment complex on the former site of the Holt Manor Mobile Home Park have been approved by the Delhi Township Board of Trustees.
 
Construction on the 91-unit Prestwick Village is expected to begin in 2014, and will occur in two phases.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
 
"The Delhi Township Planning Commission recommended approval of the site, with conditions such as requested open space to comprise of at least 35 percent of the site, and a privacy fence along the west side of the property, that is next to homeowner properties."
 
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