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City encouraged to act on East Lansing development

A downsized plan for the redevelopment of the Trowbridge Plaza was recently presented to the East Lansing Planning Commission that involves scaling back the number of residential units and rehabbing a vacant structure.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"… Caddis Development Group LLC, now wants to build a five-story, mixed-use building near the existing shopping center at Trowbridge and Harrison roads and renovate a building that once housed the Oodles of Noodles and Pretzel Bell restaurants."
 
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FRIB breaks ground, culminates years of planning and cooperation

In what local, state and national leaders agree is a "labor of love," the Facility for Rare Isotopes Beams officially broke ground on the campus of Michigan State University, heralding an expected economic boon for Michigan.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"…FRIB's expected total economic activity could result in more than $1 billion being added to the state's economy and could lead to the creation of nearly 5,500 high tech and construction jobs, attract more than 800 visiting scientists through the facility, and generate $187 million in new tax revenues for the state."

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Contractor announces groundbreaking for Whole Foods store

Wolverine Business Group announced plans to start construction on the new 36,000-square foot Whole Foods grocery store in Meridian Township this April. The store is expected to create about 250 to 275 jobs and will sell organic produce and other healthy food options year-round.
 
According to excerpts from the article:
"Whole Foods officials have said it would open in 2015 at the former location of Velocipede Peddler on Grand River Avenue between Hagadorn and Park Lake roads. … It will be the seventh Michigan location for the Austin, Texas-based grocery chain. Others are located in Ann Arbor, Rochester Hills, West Bloomfield, Troy and Detroit."

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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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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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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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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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Swedish retailer bringing popular clothing line to Meridian Township

Scandanavian clothing retailer H&M will be opening a store at Meridian Mall this spring.

According to excerpts from the article the 20,000-square-foot store in Meridian Township will be the first Lansing-area location for the Swedish-based company.

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New specialization gives students a chance to study LGBT issues

A new LGBTQ and sexual studies specialization at MSU recently.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday at Snyder-Phillips Hall, the Center for Gender in Global Context is hosting a series of events celebrating and thanking those who contributed to creating the new LGBTQ and sexuality studies specialization.

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East Lansing, Grand Ledge, Delhi Twp. get $60,000 in state grants for farmers markets

Three local communities have received grants for their farmers markets.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
East Lansing was awarded $35,000 for a covered plaza for the market and other events; Grand Ledge will receive $15,000 for a multi-use building along the river and Delhi Township was awarded $10,000 to create a community kitchen intended to expand the market into a year-round event and to provide space for community events such as wine tastings.

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Plan for former City Center II property on fast track

DTN Management Co. plans to redevelop the 2.8-acre area of East Lansing known as City Center II on the fast track.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
East Lansing City Council members Tuesday approved a nine-page pre-development agreement with the Lansing Township-based firm, which last month was chosen to redevelop publicly owned property near the corner of Grand River Avenue and Abbot Road. The agreement gives DTN six months to complete a long to-do list — including holding multiple public forums — before it can put a shovel into the ground.

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Grove Gallery & Studios celebrates five years in business

A downtown East Lansing business is celebrating its fifth anniversary.

According to excerpts from the article:

Several community members came to join a Celebrating Survival event at Grove Gallery & Studios, 325A Grove St. The event included group participation in a weaving using mixed materials, seeing the upgraded space and enjoying a versatile mix of the 12 members’ latest works.

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