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By: Katy Barth
Throughout its history, land in Lansing Township has been picked apart by nearby cities.
In 1842, Lansing Township was 36 square miles like other townships that were settled.
“It’s kind of an abstract unit of measurement when they were surveying the land,” said Matt Brinkley, senior planner for Lansing Township.
The resulting size was thought to be a reasonable distance for horses to travel, said former Lansing Township Supervisor John Daher.
Since being established, Lansing Township has been decreased to 4.9 square miles of five, unconnected parcels of land. This happened through annexation, a process that separates a section of land from a township and joins it to a city.
LANSING, MI- Tucked away on a little secluded road off of St. Joe Highway lies a string of businesses.
Lentz Court, a road mostly separate from residential areas, offers many small businesses that do not rely on customer traffic to succeed.
Most of the businesses don’t need a heavy traffic location for the type of work they do, said Steve Monroe, owner of Monroe Screen Printing on Lentz Court. His T-shirt design shop also employs web designers for any need,Monroe said. Most of the work for the company comes from other businesses throughout Lansing and nearby areas that need T-shirts printed, so advertising is not something that is necessary.
Other businesses on Lentz Court join Monroe in not needing a steady flow of customers.
Amerivend Services has been serving the greater Lansing area for almost 40 years. It offers vending machines at a wide variety of businesses, according to Amerivend’s website. Amerivend is independent, so it can give the customer exactly what products they want, not having to remain loyal to a certain brand. They go to the customer and meet their vending needs.
Boling Janitorial Service, Inc. has enjoyed success at its location on Lentz Court, offering basic janitorial services as well as construction cleanup for its customers, said Tammy Thompson, office manager at Boling Janitorial Service, Inc. Its 25-year tenure on Lentz Court has worked out because they don’t need a high-traffic area like some businesses do, said Thompson.
By Katy Barth
Gov. Rick Snyder made multiple changes to individuals’ tax forms. Most were eliminations of certain exemptions, deductions, non-refundable and refundable credits.
“It is going to affect the people and the credits that they would normally qualify for,” said Pamela Robedeau, previously a tax accountant and now a receptionist at Liberty Tax Services in Lansing Township.
By Katy Barth
Love is in the air and Lansing Township businesses are reaping benefits.
James Erevia, general manager of Bravo! Cucine Itailana, said he’s excited that Valentine’s Day is on a Thursday.
Erevia said there will be an increase in sales all around, especially on appetizers, desserts and wine or cocktails. Based on previous years, Erevia said two people will spend more on Valentine’s Day than four people would spend on an average Thursday.
“Oh yeah … Thursday is like icing on the cake,” Erevia said. “Friday and Saturday can take care of themselves.”
He also said people won’t stay as long because they usually have a movie date planned for after dinner.
“…Plus Die Hard is coming out,” Erevia said while laughing to himself.
The reservation list is booked from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m., however, walk-ins are still welcomed.
People are expected to spend the most they have in six years on Valentine’s Day gifts for their loved ones, according to the National Retail Federation. The group estimates that the average amount spent per consumer is $130.97 for 2013. The lowest was $102.50 in 2009. In the past seven years, including 2013, the average amount spent has not fallen below $100.