A Look Back at 30 Lansing Businesses Locals Miss
I moved to Lansing in 1996 from southwest Michigan. We had some good restaurants in the area where I grew up. Moving to Lansing was a big change because of the size of the city versus where I grew up. The bigger the city, the more options there are for food, entertainment and activities.
The first place I lived was in downtown Lansing on Walnut Street. I thought it was cool that I lived two blocks from the State Capitol. Downtown was busy during the day, but I was shocked at how quickly it died down at 5 PM. That still seems to be the case. Rather than walk around downtown with few businesses open after 5 PM, I explored and found lots of cool places I had never been to.
Unfortunately over the past 26 years we've lost some cool places in the Lansing area. Not just restaurants, we've lost some cool venues too. Some of these places I didn't get to visit. I posed the question on Facebook to see what Lansing area businesses you miss. With over 200 responses, here's a solid list of establishments we miss. There are a couple of "chains" mentioned, but let's face it, they were pretty good.
30 Lansing Area Businesses Locals Miss
There are plenty more businesses we miss. Shoot me a message so we can explore those and add them to the list!