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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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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Delta Meijer drive-through pharmacy OK'd

A drive-through pharmacy window is on the way to the West Saginaw Meijer.

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The 120-square-foot addition to the 220,250-square-foot Meijer store will fit under its existing overhang. There will be curbs and a wrought iron railing to discourage pedestrians from walking in the drive through lane, as well as signs to direct drivers.

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GM begins promoting Lansing Grand River-built ATS small car

Cadillac is beginning to promote the ATS, a new small call that is being built in Lansing's Grand River plant.


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And last week, Cadillac debuted a video online promoting the upcoming compact rear-wheel-drive car that is scheduled to begin rolling off the line late next summer at GM's Lansing Grand River assembly plant.

The automaker is adding a second shift of about 600 workers to build the ATS. Some new employees are expected to come in early next year.

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Waverly Middle School starts year with a $1.5-million improvement grant

Waverly Middle School began the year with new programming made possible by a $1.5 million grant.

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The grant, which came as a result of the district's efforts to improve after landing on the state's list of "least proficient" schools in August, 2010, made for some pretty big changes, including a one-week pilot academy last month that served 91 students.

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Micro brewery on tap for Delta

Delta Township may soon have its first microbrewery on the corner of Mt. Hope and Marcy Ave.

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The township board agreed Aug. 15 to rezone the parcel, formerly the home of Joseph's Party Store, from low density residential to local service commercial, paving the way for the EagleMonk Pub and Brewery owned by Dan and Sonia Buonodono of Grand Ledge.

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Vietnamese congregation breathes new life into site of former Holy Cross church

The former Holy Cross Catholic Church on Lansing's west side was boarded up for two years, but thanks to a growing population of Vietnamese parishioners from the St. Andrew Dung-Lac church, it is getting new life.

According to excerpts from the story:

The Vietnamese congregation of about 180 families simply grew out of its former building on South Washington Avenue.

The congregation's move to the Holy Cross site on West Oakland Avenue gives the parish room to grow. It fills a neighborhood hole created when Holy Cross closed in 2009, leaving a once-bustling site lifeless. It even helps fill a hole in the heart for former Holy Cross parishioners.

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Retired GM Employee Starts Own Faith-Based Fashion Line in Lansing

Ray Jackson, a Lansing resident and retired GM statistician, ventured into the fashion business about seven years ago, aiming to combine evangelism and fashion with his business, Kingdom Dreams.

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Jackson, 52, started off about seven years ago with an online business selling T-shirts with the logo for his brand, originally called Kingdom Wear.

He grew the label by selling clothes at Christian music concerts, fashion shows and other events.

In October 2008, Kingdom Dreams, as the company was renamed, expanded into a kiosk at the Lansing Mall, selling sweatshirts, jeans and other apparel.

Now, Jackson has a full line of men's and women's casual and formal clothing he sells online and at a recently opened a 2,020-square-foot storefront in Lansing Mall.

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Emergent Biosolutions Contract Could Be Worth $186 Million, 25 New Jobs Planned

Emergent Biosolutions has secured another federal contract, this one worth as much as $186 million. The company plans to add 25 new jobs at its Lansing facilities.

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Emergent said Friday it signed a contract with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services worth $51 million during the first two years, with options for three more years.

The company has reported plans to manufacture the next-generation [anthrax] vaccine in Maryland, though Adam Havey, president of Emergent's Lansing operations, said the manufacturing site has not been determined.

Development of the vaccine will be carried out in Maryland and Lansing, he said.

The company employs more than 400 in Lansing, up from nearly 340 at the end of 2008.

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