What’s for lunch? Something local in downtown Lansing

By Alexis Howell
Listen Up, Lansing staff reporter

Downtown Lansing may not have a lot of chain businesses and restaurant to offer, but the uniqueness of the businesses that they do have is what makes downtown Lansing attractive to eaters. Michelle Rahl, director of business development who has been at the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce for four years, said that they sponsor a lot of entrepreneurial growth. “The charm of downtown is not chain-heavy. The unique bars and restaurants have created their own niche, which is want people want. In my opinion, the most popular places to eat downtown are not chains,” she said.

Turning glazed donuts into grilled cheese

New Lansing restaurant specializing in grilled cheese and soups brings in thousands of customers

Tom+Chee is a new restaurant in downtown Lansing known for its hallmark grilled cheese and tomato soup. The new 1,580-square-foot restaurant located on 123 S. Washington Square is the ninth restaurant in the chain to open in the nation. It opened Dec. 16 and held its grand opening Jan. 8.