COVID-19 has created chaos all over the world, including a place you might not expect: grocery stores. Shoppers have been scrambling to buy whatever is left, but there isn’t much. “I’m here ‘til like 10 and I don’t see it slowing down that much,” Meijer employee Dylan S. said. But the hot commodity isn’t a run on turkeys, it’s toilet paper. “Every store you go to, it seems like everyone’s bought toilet paper,” Jean Schlicklin said. “They’re trying to restock them, but they can’t get them restocked quick enough.”
Toilet paper isn’t the only thing people have stocked up on.
By Jennifer Brown Staff Writer
Old Town Lansing is the home to several restaurants, art galleries and antique shops, but some residents wish that it also housed a grocery store. Residents must travel north to Lake Lansing Road or the Kroger at Frandor Mall to shop at a large supermarket. “You can’t just go out and pick up that one thing you forgot,” said Alicia Trantum, an employee at October Moon Art Gallery and Boutique in Old Town. Old Town’s many specialty stores close around 7 p.m., so late-night customers also have to drive out of the neighborhood. Some citizens want to see a health food store move into the area.