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HopCat brewpub gets final approval

The site plan for the East Lansing version of the Grand Rapids-based HopCat brewery was approved East Lansing City Council meeting at City Hall.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
The bar is scheduled to be built on the ground floor of The Residences, 211 Ann St., the eight-story apartment building under construction downtown.
 
At its Feb. 27 meeting, the East Lansing Planning Commission unanimously recommended council approve the special use permit and site plan for the brewpub.

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Michigan State University students score SXSW win for new app, TempoRun

Michigan State University students won a SXSW contest with their running app.
 

According to excerpts from the story:

TempoRun, an iPhone app designed to help runners maintain their ideal running pace will be hitting the market later this month.

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Documents show DTN Management Co. acquires rights to former City Center II parcel

DTN Management Co. now has an ownership interest in the City Center II building in downtown East Lansing.

According to excerpts from the article:

The property, located at 100 W. Grand River Ave. in East Lansing, had been slated for redevelopment as part of the failed public-private City Center II venture but fell into foreclosure in Oct. 2012.

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Halo Burger to open new locations in Burton, East Lansing, six other cities in 2013

The fast food chain Halo Burger will be bringing several new locations to Michigan, including East Lansing.

According to excerpts from the artice:

In addition to the Burton location, Polly Dortch-Conlan, director of marketing for Dortch Enterprises, said that the company will open an additional seven locations before the end of 2013 in Troy, Bingham Farms, Novi, Clarkston and Farmington Hills – all in Oakland County – and locations in East Lansing and Brighton.

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Selection process for redevelopment of city-owned properties in East Lansing set to begin

The process of selecting a proposal East Lansing's city-owned property downtown is now underway by a review committee. 

According to excerpts from the article:

The parcels, located west of Abbott Road and south of Valley Court in East Lansing, total about 2.8 acres and include six buildings owned by the city’s Downtown Development Authority and two municipal parking lots.
 
The city received seven proposals for the city-owned properties that were slated to be redeveloped as part of the failed City Center II public-private partnership with Strathmore Development Co.

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East Lansing schools seek $5.3M for technology

East Lansing Schools is proposing a milage for a $5.3 million, 5-year to fund upgrades to security and communications systems.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
If approved the levy would add 1.25 mills, or $125 annually, to the tax bill of a home with a taxable value of $100,000.
 
But school officials point out that in the fourth and fifth years of the new millage, if it passes, the overall property tax bill from the school district actually will decline.

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New apartment complex, HopCat bar discussed by planning commission

Issues before the East Lansing Planning Commission last week included use issues as a new apartment complex and the proposed HopCat bar on the first floor of The Residences.

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The proposed building would be four stories tall and feature 21 four-bedroom apartments, with the first floor used for both commercial space and for parking.
 
Community Development Analyst Tim Schmitt said the project, “should be an economic positive to the city because it is increasing taxable value to the property.”

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East Lansing receives seven proposals to redevelop City Center II site

The City of East Lansing has received seven proposals to redevelop the City Center II development project in Downtown East Lansing.

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City administrators last fall sought proposals to develop a roughly 2.8 acre section near the intersection of Abbot Road and Grand River Avenue after the $105 million City Center II project from East Lansing developer Scott Chappelle dissolved last summer amid financing concerns.

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New Sparrow East Lansing opens doors for business

Sparrow East Lansing has been under construction since September and the project was completed this month.

According to excerpts from the story:

Lansing’s Sparrow Hospital opened the doors of the East Lansing Urgent Care clinic Wednesday, providing students and East Lansing residents access to another health care site within blocks of campus.

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Community music school relocates facility

The MSU Community Music School has opened in a new space on Hagadorn Rd.

According to excerpts from the story:

The school moved because its lease at the previous location on Timberlane Street expired. It then moved to an MSU building, formerly the University Reformed Church.

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Opening of The Residences in East Lansing on target for fall

Construction on The Residences, East Lansing's new eight-story apartment building, is on target to be finished by late summer.

According to excerpts from the story:
 
The $8.5 million Residences project is being developed by A&G Partnership LLC, a joint venture of Douglas Cron and David Krause of East Lansing-based Cron Management LLC.

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Greenlight Business Model Competition Coming To East Lansing With $50K In Prizes

A new Greenlight  Business Model Competition will come to East Lansing in the spring.

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This event will bring entrepreneurs from all over Michigan to the East Lansing area to pitch their ideas to an amazing panel of judges with chances of winning a total of $50,000 in cash prizes along with networking with angel and venture capital investors from throughout the state.

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$10.5M East Lansing Amtrak station upgrade still on track

A $6.3 million upgrade to East Lansing’s Amtrak station is awaiting the funds from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration.

According to excerpts from the story:

Debbie Alexander, CATA’s assistant executive director, said she had hoped the agency would have money in hand to move forward this fall. FTA spokesman Dave Longo said CATA’s application is under review and funds should be released in 2013. A more specific timeline wasn’t available.

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Music used as health aid for disabled children

The MSU Community Music School hosts music therapy for disabled children.

According to excerpts from the article:

As a part of the school’s music therapy program, the Capital Area Down Syndrome Association, or CADSA, sponsors a special music session, called Together…Let’s Jam!, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. one Wednesday every month.

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Business incubators look to cultivate entrepreneurial spirit

Business incubators are on the rise in the Lansing area, spurring local business growth.

According to excerpts from the article:
 
For four years, dozens of entrepreneurs in such fields as information technology and biotechnology have cycled through what’s known as the Technology Innovation Center — 6,500 square feet near the corner of Grand River Avenue and Charles Street — in search of low rent and help to turn their dreams into startup companies.

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