Gov. Gretchen Whitmer issued a statewide shelter-in-place order on Monday, March 23, ordering all “non-essential” businesses to be closed. One category of businesses deemed non-essential included barbershops and hair salons. That put state residents on their own for hair grooming for the foreseeable future.
If you were to roam the streets of East Lansing 100 years ago, virtually nothing would be as it is now. Countless corporate-owned restaurants and apartment buildings have taken over most of East Lansing. One exception: the Wild Goose Inn.
With the coronavirus pandemic reaching the United States, restaurants have been required to allow only carryout and delivery orders, drastically changing the landscape of the restaurant business. This has caused a shortage of work for some people and opportunity for others. “Business is booming,” said Konrad Nawrot, an MSU student and DoorDash driver said. “There’s more peak pays now because more people are ordering.”
However, due to the virus, delivery drivers are forced to take extra steps to ensure cleanliness that slows down the process. “Pick up and drop off are much harder because no contact is allowed,” Nawrot said.
Ken Campbell has lived in East Lansing his entire life. A graduate of East Lansing High School and Michigan State University, Campbell used his connections with local farmers to open up Campbell’s Market Basket, East Lansing’s only locally owned and sourced market.
Retirement is a relaxing time for people. After a long career of hard work, couples ride off into the sunset and move to luxurious condos or houses in sunny Florida, California, or … East Lansing? “Newman Lofts are East Lansing’s first 55+ only living option,” Newman employee Mae Holdwick said. “If younger people apply, they won’t be getting a lease right now.”
With construction finishing up in Fall 2019, the Newman Lofts are hard to miss. Located in the heart of East Lansing, the Lofts offer some of the best amenities of any apartment complex on campus.