Residents think grocery store would improve Old Town neighborhood

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.