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Lansing airport seeing passenger traffic rise as new flights arrive

The Lansing Airport has been witnessing a rise in traffic after several years of decline.

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Passenger traffic at Capital Region International Airport climbed 8 percent in 2012, airport officials reported, marking the second consecutive year of growth after two years of sharp declines. And airport officials hope to sustain that trend this year, though popular low-fare carrier Southwest Airlines Co.’s entry to into the Flint and Grand Rapids markets could draw passengers away from Lansing.

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LEAP awarded $500K for small business incubator

The Lansing Economc Area Partnership received $500,000 from the state for a small business incubator.

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Lansing Economic Area Partnership Inc. received the funds from the Michigan Strategic Fund, an arm of the Michigan Economic Development Corp., for its work managing a network known as the Lansing Regional SmartZone. The SmartZone is a defined area of economic development, created out of state law, that is intended to draw technology firms near universities.

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Clinton County Habitat purchases parcel for next building project

Habitat for Humanity of Clinton County have purchased property in St. Johns on which to build a home.

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“We are excited to build another affordable home in St. Johns for a deserving family,” said Sue Carroll, director of Habitiat for Humanity of Clinton County. “The property we purchased is in a great location close to schools, playgrounds and commercial outlets. There is even a terrific bike and walking trail nearby.”

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Coffee Barrel in Holt celebrates 30 years of business

A local couple celebrates 30 years of bringing unique coffee experience to Holt.

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For husband-and-wife owners Tim and Shawn Brenner, the Coffee Barrel’s unique method for making java is the main ingredient for shop’s long-running success.
 
“It’s the process,” Shawn Brenner said. “From being sent across the world to Holt, Michigan, the way the beans are selected and prepared are the key to taste and quality.”

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South Lansing Meijer store to be remodeled

The South Lansing Meijer store will soon undergo a remodel.

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Frank Guglielmi, a spokesman for the Walker-based superstore chain, said the store at 6200 S. Pennsylvania Ave. is gearing up for a renovation project but would not disclose details. Guglielmi said more information should be coming within weeks.

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New upscale rentals under construction in Lansing area

Several new luxury apartment development are underway in Lansing. 

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Knapp’s Centre, a $36 million redevelopment of the former J.W. Knapp’s Department Store in downtown Lansing into retail, office space and apartments. Most of the 22 units are expected to have two bedrooms and could range from 900 to 1,200 square feet.

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New park, artwork planned for Mason

The City of Mason have recieved a grant, with which they plan to invest in public art and a new park.
 
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The Mason City Council approved a public art policy and learned more about plans for the new park at its Jan. 7 meeting.
 
The plans came after Mason learned it would be one of two communities in the area to get a The Lansing Economic Area Partnership Public Art for Communities grant for $10,000. DeWitt Township was given the other grant.

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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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New Sparrow East Lansing opens doors for business

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

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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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Popular Portland pizzeria reopens

A small business in Portland recently reopened under new ownership.

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The Portland Party Store and Pizzeria reopened on Dec. 3, offering a variety of pizza and beverage choices as before. The store is under the ownership of brothers Adam, Alexander and Ted Keusch, who have brought in their own touches to the business.

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Community music school relocates facility

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

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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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Sparrow opens primary carebranch in Holt

Sparrow Medical Group has opened a new office in Holt.

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Two full-time family physicians and a physician assistant will practice at the new site in the Holt Plaza at the corner of Holt and Aurelius roads.
 
Sparrow Medical Group, part of Sparrow Health System, has established eight primary care locations, including sites in Okemos, DeWitt, Mason and Potterville.

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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.

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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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MLive Media Group to open new hub in downtown Lansing

MLive Media Group will open a new office in downtown Lansing.

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The new hub will be located at 108 S. Washington Square in a former Secretary of State office, just two blocks from the state Capitol and Lansing City Hall.

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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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