One of the few remaining vacant retail spaces in Old Town Lansing is becoming an underwater haven of sorts.
Connie and John Iszler just opened their new scuba shop, Capital City Scuba, in the 515 E. Grand River Avenue building.
“It had been a few years since we’d been down here, but when we came to look at the building, we saw that it was clearly a growing area,” John says.
Capital City Scuba and its underwater-themed Caribbean décor fit in well with Old Town’s eclectic personality. The shop has a multitude of scuba gear and accessories and knowledgeable staff.
Capital City Scuba will also offer several certification classes in the upper portion of the building.
Capital City Scuba is near the Temple Club, Preuss Pets and the future site of the Old Town Medical Arts Building. The Iszlers bought the building in January 2008 and finished renovations before opening it in November 2008.
Source: Jamie Schriner-Hooper, Old Town Commercial Association
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