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East Lansing celebrates nation's oldest LGBT nondiscrimination law

The City of East Lansing is celebrating the 40th anniversary of the nation's first-of-its kind nondiscrimination law that protected people from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation.

According to excerpts from the article:

On March 7, 1972, at the urging of the Gay Liberation Movement student group at Michigan State University, the city adopted a law prohibiting the firing or discrimination of a person based on "sex or homosexuality." City Council passed that first law, which applied only to city hiring practices, by a 4 to 1 vote.

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Wells Hall Starbucks proves successful

The new Starbucks on MSU's campus is a success, according to patrons and workers.

According to excerpts from the article:

From the company’s drinks and food items, nearly 850 to 900 faculty, staff and student customers have found their caffeine fix each day at the central campus location, said Michelle Pell, the Starbucks operational coordinator at MSU.

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Six Lounge Hookah & Smoke Shop celebrates official grand opening

A new smoke shop and lounge has opened in Downtown East Lansing.

According to excerpts from the article:

The lounge, located at 400 Albert Ave., opened for business Jan. 23, but held its grand opening this weekend, which featured a disc jockey with dance music and a light show.

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Mich. garment leaders off to Turkey to talk trade

East Lansing non-profit Prima Civitas is leading a trade mission to Istanbul with the Michigan Garment Industry Council.

According to excerpts from the article:

Members of the Michigan Garment Industry Council and economic development officials from around the state plan to attend Istanbul Fashion Week and meet with Turkish businesses and investors during their visit.

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New E.L. Great Clips location brings competition downtown

A new salon will soon be joining the business mix in Downtown East Lansing.

According to excerpts from the article:

Students will have a new place to get their hair cut when Great Clips opens a new store on the corner of Grand River Avenue and M.A.C. Avenue in February.

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Construction on $7.9M St. Anne Lofts project moves forward

The $7.9 million, 40,000-square foot residential project in  East Lansing is now underway.

According to excerpts from the article:

Construction of the St. Anne Lofts in downtown East Lansing will continue through the winter in anticipation of an August opening.

Crews already have razed two commercial buildings at 213-217 Ann St. to make way for a four-story residential and commercial building.

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A taste of elegance: MSU's $13M renovation of Case Hall cafeteria has Michigan, Great Lakes flavor

Michigan State University recently invested $13 million upgrading the cafeteria of Case Hall.

According to excerpt from the article:

It cost $13 million to turn the Case Hall cafeteria into South Pointe, a space redone in stainless steel and reclaimed wood where students have their pick of sushi, fresh crepes and regionally sourced entrees, alongside more typical college fare.

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New billiards lounge opens in East Lansing

Downtown East Lansing has a new spot for nightlife. 


According to excerpts from the story:

Heart Beats, 301 M.A.C. Ave., a combination billiards, karaoke and Chinese gaming lounge, will open for business after about nine months of planning and development between Chen and a team of four other business partners and MSU students.

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New billiards lounge opens in East Lansing

An innovative new entertainment business opens in East Lansing.

According to excerpts from the article:

Heart Beats, 301 M.A.C. Ave., a combination billiards, karaoke and Chinese gaming lounge, will open for business after about nine months of planning and development between Chen and a team of four other business partners and MSU students.

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East Lansing gas station to build new convenience store

An East Lansing gas station is investing $700,000 the facility. 

According to excerpts from the article:

The Marathon gas station, 1198 S. Harrison Road, near the I-27 and I-496 highways, is closed as construction crews overhaul the site and build a new convenience store.

Only the old gas station canopies will remain in place, and the convenience store will be expanded in size to include a Tim Hortons coffee shop and drive-thru, said Craig Hoppen, the president of J & H Oil Company, the organization who owns and operates the gas station.

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MSU pledges to cut energy consumption by 20% by 2020

Michigan State University is replacing windows in Erickson Hall, among other projects to actively reduce energy consumption.

According to excerpts from the article:

The university is now pledging to do similar work on 110 buildings across campus, and to reduce its overall energy consumption by 20 percent by 2020 as one of only seven universities participating in President Barack Obama's Better Buildings Challenge.

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MSU's Broad Art Museum on target for April opening

Michigan State University's $40-$45 million Broad Art Museum is on target to be finished in early 2012, though the project has been a long time in coming.

According to excerpts from the article:

But the construction is nearly complete. February is the target, with an opening late in April. On Friday, workers were preparing to hang the first of the metal pleats that will cover its concrete and glass exterior.

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St. Anne Lofts begin construction

St. Anne Lofts, a major multi-use development in Downtown East Lansing, is now underway.


According to excerpts from the article:

Kris Elliott, developer of the St. Anne project, said the building would hold 32 one- and two-bedroom lofts, as well as retail space on the first floor, and will be fully completed and ready for occupancy in
July 2012.

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$1M grant creates jobs to go green

A $1 million grant will allow the MSU Bioeconomiy Institute to expand. 

According to excerpts from the article:

MSU’s Bioeconomy Institute is going green.

The center is among a group of businesses — including the Prima Civitas Foundation in East Lansing — that received a $1 million grant from the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Administration earlier this month to fund an additional research center to develop green energy technology.

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Students to help develop City Center II future plans

A class at MSU will help student become involved in the development of the City Center II project, which will replace vacant buildings on the corner of Abbot Road and Grand River and Evergreen avenues in downtown East Lansing.

According to excerpts from the article:

In the course, which is offered through the School of Hospitality Business, students will work with Strathmore, city officials and others involved with City Center II to develop strategies for four different sections of the project: brand development, sustainability and sustainable development, optimal efficiency design and financial assumptions of market demand. The students will present their findings at the end of the semester.

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