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A 30-acre mall in Lansing could soon have a new life

Isn’t it great when new businesses and buildings are built and remodeled in Mid-Michigan? I have written about many old buildings here in the area that are being built and renovated, and some are being transformed into new apartments. For example, West Junior High in Lansing.

I live in downtown Lansing and I look at old photos and talk to people who have lived here, it’s amazing how they built it all up. I’m in a new building and it’s beautiful. I love it.

Lansing Mall could soon have a new life

Well, here’s another big story that could be happening soon in southwest Lansing. This is the 30-acre “Logan Square” shopping center. I guess that has been on the minds of city officials. It’s had a tough time lately with empty storefronts, closed businesses, and even some code violations. Lansing City Pulse has an article about it where they report that,

Brian McGrain, director of economic planning and development for the city of Lansing, late last month led a veritable army of code compliance officers, firefighters and others across the facility. Councilman Adam Hussain also fought behind the scenes to bring the full weight of the city down on the mall after a shooting this summer.

You will find this mall at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Holmes Road. It opened in 1962. And I guess Mayor Andy Schor wanted to make improvements 3 years ago, but then it was sold for almost $3 million.

More good news

The good news is that there should be upgrades coming soon and new businesses coming to Logan Square, including a pool hall and restaurant. Many other ideas are circulating and we will keep you posted.

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