|Businesses along western Lake Erie are hurting from dwindling tourism as more anglers avoid the lake, said charter fisherman Dean Thompson. His own business has dropped 40 percent this year.
|By the end of October, Michigan tree farmers will be harvesting trees and shipping them to stores and Christmas tree lots in several states.
With a wide variety of big box stores and local pet businesses in the area, where is the best place to go for our four-legged friends? Meg Bashore, the store manager of Soldan’s Pet Supplies believes she knows the answer. “We’ve been family owned and operated for 62 years, we just celebrated [62 years], we like to think that our customer service, our vast knowledge, and our community history sets us apart from our competitors,” Bashore said. Keys to company success come from the heart of the employees, providing friendly service and knowing how to handle anything that walks through their front doors according to staff. As explained by Bashore, this place is much more than just a business.
Looking Glass Brewing Company is looking to be the next big thing in downtown DeWitt. Co-owners Joel Dillingham and Lee Streeter, who are big fans of the craft beer industry, expects the brewery to open in December of this year. Looking Glass Brewing is taking over the historic Mount Hope Church that has been vacant for several years. Along with being the co-owner, Streeter is also the head brewer for the company.
Dillingham and Streeter came up with the name of their brewery by looking at his surroundings in DeWitt. “At first, my employees and I liked the name of the river going through DeWitt Looking Glass River but after we walked through the vacant church with the incredible stained glass it confirmed the name of our brewery,” said Dillingham.
|The current rules expire on Oct. 27, which could create an environmental problem for the state.
On Saturday, construction crews began tearing down the former Citizens Bank building on the corner of Grand River and Abbot after many years of vacancy. That should make Grand River Avenue look better by the end of the month. The decision to move forward was made by East Lansing City Council after Convexity Properties committed to continuing demolition of the properties at 100-140 W Grand River Ave. as originally planned.