Monthly Archives: December 2011

Old Town Trying to instill a Business Improvement Zone

Old Town is trying to instill a Business Improvement Zone (BIZ) to increase funding. “Old Town is part of what’s called a Principal Shopping District (PSD) and has its properties assessed, essentially a special tax,” said Jamie Schriner-Hooper, a volunteer…


Is Old Town Still Gay Friendly?

By Kaelin Roberts Old Town Staff Writer Detective Michelle Bryant says that Old Town is the most gay friendly area in Lansing. “The shop owners and bar owners are open minded and welcoming. Some are gay themselves,” said Bryant, who is…