East Lansing sushi and noodle restaurant fueled by family

The abbreviation MI commonly represents Michigan, but a family in East Lansing gave the symbol another meaning as Mi Sushi & Noodles restaurant was born. Mi Sushi & Noodles (Mi) is a family-owned, Japanese-style restaurant located at 3340 E. Lake Lansing Road. It’s operated by Eddy Liang and his family and serves mainly sushi and noodles. Liang used to work in Jackson, which was an hour away from his East Lansing home. During snowy days, he said his family would get worried.

New sushi restaurant to open in East Lansing

By Alyssa Girardi
Entirely East Lansing staff writer

When Robert Song opened a sushi restaurant in Okemos four years ago, he immediately knew he would have to open another in East Lansing. This spring, that plan might be fulfilled. Song, owner of Maru Sushi & Grill, plans to open an East Lansing location by late March or early April in addition to his Okemos and Grand Rapids locations. The restaurant will be built at 1500 W. Lake Lansing Road. “There is an East Lansing market, there is an Okemos market,” Song said.

Young and old businesses receive recognition

By Alyssa Firth
Meridian Times staff writer

Oscars weren’t the only awards handed out this past weekend. Two local businesses have received awards from the Meridian Asset Resource Center. Maru Sushi & Grill restaurant has received the emerging entrepreneur award and the heritage award went to Douglas J Salon and Day Spa. Established in 2008, MARC came out of MSU Extension and provides a number of opportunities and materials for businesses in Meridian Township. “The MARC is basically a collection of resources to both encourage entrepreneurship and help entrepreneurs,” business consultant Gordon Ferguson said.