Over the last couple of years, partly due to the global pandemic, we've seen lots of businesses close their doors for the last time.

East Lansing, which is usually very hustling and bustling, was no stranger to these closures.

Businesses Closed in East Lansing

Back in February, with no word at all, we saw local favorite Wings Over East Lansing close permanently. Shortly after that, the long-standing Taco Bell in downtown East Lansing also closed its doors for the last time, too.

Downtown East Lansing is always changing and evolving, but it was still sad to see these places go.

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Well, when two doors close, two more open...

East Lansing is expecting some new business in the form of pretzels and juice.

Get ready for an Auntie Anne's Pretzels and a Jamba Juice opening up in East Lansing.

Photo Courtesy of Kristen Matthews
Photo Courtesy of Kristen Matthews

Auntie Anne's Pretzels and Jamba Juice Opening in East Lansing

It looks like the joint venture is opening up on East Grand River, near the northeast corner of Grand River and Abbot Road, right next to Noodles and Company.

Photo Courtesy of Kristen Matthews
Photo Courtesy of Kristen Matthews

No word or signage that lets us know exactly when they're opening, just a general "Coming Soon".

The last time this author drove through East Lansing, it looked like they were making some renovations inside and had begun work. So now, only time will tell.

Auntie Anne's and Jamba Juice aren't the only new additions to East Lansing that we can look forward to; Detroit Wing Company and Raising Cane's will be opening locations in Downtown East Lansing as well.

If you can't wait for Auntie Anne's to open to get your hands on a delicious soft pretzel, no worries, we've got you covered. Take a look through the gallery below to see who has some of the best soft pretzels around.

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