Changes coming to Downtown Okemos

Ace Hardware and Mitten Raised Bakery are few of many businesses in Downtown Okemos that have now closed, leaving the area lifeless and uninhabited. Bottoms Up dancewear shop is one of the last businesses still afloat, but not for much longer. “It just seemed like a good time to go. It was such a hard decision to leave our lovely customers, but after working so many long hours all these years, it is time for a new adventure,” Bottoms Up owner, Sherry Fisher, said. After 40 years, Fisher will be moving to Florida to start a new life.

New MSU Bakery Store Front

If you usually have to go get breakfast on the go, you may just miss a new stop for students on campus. It’s called MSU Food Stores, a new place for students to stop by to grab bagels, donuts, breads, and more made from scratch located on the west side of the bakery building. “The customer service girls told me that it is the cheapest on campus, its cheaper than Sparty’s,” Lexi Florinki, a bakery employee, said. Some of the employees work overnights, baking begins at three am and they seem to enjoy it thanks to Rita Lyon. “Oh my god, Rita is the greatest, Rita is probably like the only reason that I keep coming to work,” an employee said.

New President For MSU

John Engler has quickly adjusted into his position making decisions and executing plans to move forward as his first few weeks as interim president. Hiring Public Relations, Law, and Investigative firms to help move him through the Nassar scandal. “He started day one, and it wasn’t like it was a start up, he started making moves, moving through, and moving people in,” John Truscott, Engler’s public relations said. Forming an expert advisory work group for relationship violence and sexual misconduct. This group will look into previous and future reports to reorganize the universities workshops like Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence (SARV).