OTCA holds last Oktoberfest meeting before the event

By Justin Anderson

Old Town Lansing Times Staff Writer

LANSING-The Old Town Commercial Association met on Thursday, September 27th at Perspective 2, 319 East Grand River Ave., to discuss upcoming Oktoberfest, hosted annually by the OTCA. Oktoberfest will be held October 4th and 6th, at the intersection of East Grand River Ave. and Turner St. in Old Town, Lansing. The main issue discussed during the working meeting was the lack of advertising in East Lansing.

A Close-Knit Community

By Justin Anderson

Old Town Lansing Times Staff Writer

 

LANSING – Past robberies at Spin Bicycle Shop in Old Town, Lansing have brought small business owners in the neighborhood closer together. Owner of Spin Bicycle Chad Cottom, said that about two years ago, his Shop in Old Town was broken into, and a loss of an undisclosed amount of merchandise was stolen. “We were broken into successfully once,” Cottom said, “A second attempt was made but they didn’t get in.”

Spin Bicycle has been in business for about five years, and is currently in its third year in its new location, Cottom said. Cottom, whose wife owns Art and Soul Photography next door, said the robberies have helped bring the owners of the local shops closer together. “A while ago, someone broke a window on my wife’s shop next door, and a cook from Sir’s pizza saw and chased him down the bike trail,” Cottom said.