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.
When most people think of East Lansing, they think of Michigan State University. MSU is a key part of East Lansing, but after looking past the 50,000 students that attend the college, there is a community of East Lansing residents.
Artists, musicians, museum employees and cultural organizations nationwide became concerned when President Donald Trump’s first budget proposed elimination of the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities in his first federal budget plan.
ESPN recorded that the NFL’s viewership has declined by 8 percent. However, sports bars in Meridian Township were still packed Super Bowl Sunday. According to Statista, an average of 111.3 million people tuned in to watch the Patriots defeat the Falcons in a stunning overtime victory on Super Bowl Sunday. Even though the NFL’s viewership has been on the decline, sports bars were still packed on Super Bowl Sunday. Most sports bars like to use promotions to draw a crowd for Super Bowl Sunday.
Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke at Michigan State University on behalf of the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. I spoke to Sanders supporters on their feelings on Clinton, Sanders and the Nov. 8 election. [View the story “Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks at MSU on behalf of Clinton campaign” on Storify]
New housing options will be available to Williamston residents as early as March. 304 River Edge, located at 304 W. Grand River Ave., will be mixed-use building with retail space on the first floor and three floors of apartments above. The building is going to be the first four story and one of the tallest edifices in Williamston. The project broke ground in September and is intended to open to tenants earlier than expected, regional property manager at KMG Prestige, the management company for the building, Andy Kneffel said. “We’re hoping it’s been expedited from our original plan,” Kneffel said.