When a new year is ushered in, there's a saying that goes, "Out with the Old, In with the New." And while there have been (sadly) some great places that have both temporarily or permanently closed, there are plenty more that are emerging as new favorites. Take a look..
New for '22
Graduate East Lansing
Located across the street from Michigan State University’s beautiful and sprawling campus, the Graduate East Lansing hotel is the picture-perfect place to stay whether you’re a potential student, an alumni or attending a sporting event or conference. Mixing an up north Michigan feel with touches of campus spirit this 194-room hotel is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. Students and alum will delightfully recognize nods to MSU notables scattered throughout the facility.
Graduate Rock Bar
On the tenth floor of the hotel is the Graduate Rock Bar, named as a nod to the MSU Rock which has been an icon on campus since 1873. The Rock Bar, with floor to ceiling windows allows expansive views of campus, Spartan Stadium and Michigan Avenue. You’ll get a summer camp vibe out on the rooftop patio in warmer weather and a cozy cabin atmosphere indoors as it serves up classic American fare, local beers and spirits.
Sidecar Slider Bar
Find gourmet sliders, barrel-aged cocktails, and craft beers, all right in Downtown Lansing. Sidecar is a neighborhood bar that everyone can enjoy. The menu is simple yet tasteful, focused on delivering quality custom sliders, hot dogs, and sides that make you feel right at home.
Slice by Saddleback
When Detroit Frankie decided to retire, the folks at Saddleback BBQ stepped up and took over. Located on the west side of Lansing, enjoy wood-fired, brick oven pizza.
What We're Looking Forward To
Red Cedar Development
Two hotels – a Hyatt House by Hyatt and AC Hotel by Marriott are under construction as part of the mixed-use Red Cedar Development project on Michigan Avenue halfway between campus and the capitol. A Toscana Restaurant and Bar expected to be completed in 2022, while the hotels are looking at a summer 2023 opening. The development will include student housing plus upcoming work on an assisted senior facility and market rate living spaces. Overlooking the Red Cedar River, the development also will include a 20-acre public park, an amphitheater and will be connected to Lansing River Trail.
Lansing Shuffleboard and Social Club
Slated to open in the summer of 2022, visitors can find multiple restaurants, two bars, shuffleboard courts and space to mix and mingle with friends. It is located on the banks of the Grand River in downtown Lansing and adjacent to Rotary Park and the Lansing River Trail.
Mockup courtesy of https://www.quinnevans.com/
Heritage Hall at the State Capitol Building will open spring of 2022 allowing visitors to enter the building’s north side via Ottawa Street with easy access for motorcoach and school bus drop-off. Heritage Hall’s 40,000 square foot exhibit and conference hall will have orientation rooms, artifact and historical display areas plus allow gathering areas for legislative events and press conferences.
Photo Credit: Slice by Saddleback, Sidecar Slider Bar, Quinn Evans, Red Cedar+Edge, Shuffleboard Club