Creativity pays in Old Town

By Sergio Martínez-Beltrán
Old Town Lansing Times staff reporter

When Terry Terry came to Old Town for the first time in the 1980s, the town was not as vibrant as it is today — not even close. It was a ghost town, Terry’s assistant Linda Burnham said. “In the early 1980s, this area was probably less than one percent occupied,” Burnham said. It was then when Terry decided to bring MessageMakers, his creative company, to Old Town Lansing. “Terry came to Old Town and bought a building here,” Burnham said.