Social Sloth owner Burcay Gunguler photo
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Pandemic-related restrictions on restaurants and bars in Michigan were lifted on Tuesday. WKAR’s Scott Pohl visited a few downtown Lansing eateries to see what changes are being made.

Lansing Grand River Assembly

General Motors has resumed production of the Chevrolet Camaro at its Lansing Grand River Assembly Plant after a parts-related shutdown.

Nikki Thompson Frazier and daughters photo
Courtesy photo / Nikki Thompson Frazier

The winner of a local business competition has big plans for the free rental space she’ll get in downtown Lansing. Lansing Built to Last chose Sweet Encounter Kids Culinary Academy from a list of nine finalists. One parameter used in judging was the ability to operate physically during and after the pandemic.

Olympic Broil construction photo
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A Lansing restaurant is facing a lengthy period of time with an entrance and exit closed by a bridge construction project.

Nelson Art Gallery photo
Courtesy photo / Nelson Art Gallery

A new retail art gallery opens Monday in Lansing. The Nelson Gallery is located in the former Liebermann’s storefront on South Washington Square.

Wing Heaven Sports Haven exterior photo
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A sports bar opening Monday in Lansing is taking a different approach from the competition. There will be no alcohol served at Wing Heaven Sports Haven.

Garlin Gilchrist screenshot image
Courtesy image / Lansing Built to Last

The winner of a new emergency-resistant business competition will get free office space in downtown Lansing, and other support like legal counsel and business insurance.

UAW Local 602 photo
WKAR File Photo

Hourly General Motors workers will get profit sharing checks of $9,000. It’s the result of strong fourth quarter and year end results announced Wednesday by the automaker.


The Lansing Economic Area Partnership has announced a new effort to expand business opportunities for people of color in mid-Michigan.

Gretchen Whitmer photo
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Starting Tuesday, small businesses in Michigan can begin applying for grants designed to help them survive the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.