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Michigan eyed as burger country by expanding Checker's chain

A privately-held burger chain based in Tampa, Fla., has its sights set on expanding in Michigan. Checker's Drive-In Restaurants may bring dozens of restaurants, hundreds of jobs, and its renowned bigger portions and bolder flavors to the state within the next few years.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"Checkers —which opened in 1986 in Mobile, Ala. — makes no apology for its big-flavored, heavily-seasoned meat and fries. ...the company is targeting Michigan — and the Midwest — and the growth is a continuation of the company’s overall expansion trajectory."

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Shuttered fire stations may be transformed into permanent homes

New buyers may convert two closed Lansing fire stations into single-family homes if plans are approved by the City Council this spring.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"If City Council agrees, the would-be buyers’ plans for the former firehouses — No. 5, on Todd Avenue near Mt. Hope Avenue; and No. 7, near the corner of North Jenison Avenue and Saginaw Street — would bring the city-owned buildings onto property tax rolls and serve as high-profile examples of reclaiming urban space."

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Sidewalks in planning stages in Delta Township

Resident demands to keep walkers out of the road when connecting to walking and biking pathways is bringing several sidewalk projects to the Delta Township Board for approval.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"Two new sidewalks are priorities this year, one on the south side of Arden between Maycroft and Robbins and the other on the east side of Canal between Treadwell and Water’s Edge. Public hearings on them have already been held."

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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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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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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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New health facility coming to Delta

Work on a new, $9-million Ciena Healthcare facility is underway in Delta Twp. 

According to excerpts from the article:

Scheduled to open next fall, the 78,500-square-foot, 100-bed facility will provide both long-term skilled care and short-term rehabilitative services and bring 120 new jobs to the area.

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Flurry of new restaurants, retailers opening along Saginaw corridor in Delta Township

A number of new business are cropping up in Delta Twp. along the Saginaw Highway corridor.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
Township Supervisor Ken Fletcher said a national economy that is gradually recovering from the recession is leading the charge, along with new local residential construction in various neighborhoods, including Ashford Manor and Pointe West.

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Five Below teen retailer to open in Delta Twp.

A new teen retailer will soon open in Delta Township.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
Five Below Inc., a Philadelphia-based retail chain that sells fashion and other accessories for $5 or less, will open its newest store in The Marketplace at Delta Township, near West Saginaw Highway and Interstate 96.

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New stores opening in Meridian Mall

A number of new store have opened in the Meridian Mall, and more will open soon.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
Shoe Carnival Inc., an Evansville, Ind.-based retailer, opened last week inside a 12,150-square-foot space near the Macy’s department store, the mall said. It will have an exterior entrance as well as access from inside the shopping center.

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Lansing Mall site prepped for new cinema

A new movie multiplex will open at Lansing Mall next year.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
The former Mervyns department store wing on the mall’s north side has been demolished to make way for a 12-screen theater from Knoxville, Tenn.-based theater chain Regal Entertainment Group. Construction on the new cineplex could start before winter.

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GM hires new workers for Delta plant

Approximate 45 workers will be hired at General Motors' Lansing Delta Township assembly plant, replacing employees who transferred to other plants.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
About 25 employees already are at work, with another 20 expected in the next few weeks, said Erin Davis, a Lansing-based GM spokeswoman. They will build the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossovers at the Delta Township factory. Hiring is completed.

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Lansing Mall to get new 12-screen movie theater in former Mervyns space

A new 12-screen movie theater will open at the Lansing Mall. 

According to excerpts from the article:
 
Regal Entertainment Group plans to open a 50,0000-square-foot theater at the Lansing Mall, mall owner Rouse Properties Inc. said. With 12 screens, the Knoxville, Tenn.-based chain’s new theater will double the number of screens currently available to moviegoers at an adjacent mall-owned site.

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Cyclists celebrate bike lane on Saginaw

Lansing bikers now have a safer way to travel in on Saginaw with a dedicated bike lane.

According to excerpts from the article:

The wide new bike lane along busy Saginaw Street and its deluxe link to the Lansing River Trail at the new Saginaw Street bridge over the Grand River is the most dramatic evidence yet of “complete streets” planning in Michigan.

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Ground broken in Delta for new senior complex

On Aug. 15,  the new Delta River Senior Village celebrated a groundbreaking ceremony.

According to excerpts from the article:

Delta River Senior Village will be a three-story, 38-unit apartment building for low and moderate income seniors 62 and older.
 
Made possible by a $3.67 million HUD grant, it is the first new apartment building in the township in five years, according to township community development director Mark Graham.

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