We’ve all experienced something no one has dealt with in America in over 100 years, a pandemic. It put many people out of work immediately, closed businesses, and cost many lives. On top of all of that, our life has been literally stopped for many, no work, no visiting, no travel, no dining out, no movies, no graduations, no birthday parties, this list could go on for a while. But I think you get the idea, our life has been drastically changed, which I know has caused a lot of stress, pain, and helplessness for many.

But we are slowly pulling ourselves out of this pandemic, getting back to work, and hopefully soon, with vaccines rolling out everywhere, back to some normalcy in our lives. Where we can see friends and family, start attending events like weddings and concerts, and do things we used to do all the time. We are excited to get back to life, and no more hiding from Covid-19. We still have to be careful and safe, but things are getting better.

Fortunately for us we can get back to a normal life at some point, but for the many businesses who had to close for so long, many are gone, and gone for good. Some may be able to reopen, but many have already thrown in the towel and don’t have that option anymore. When the doors of business close, the overhead doesn’t go away. It just keeps adding up. There are at least 70 or more businesses that have closed their doors in our area in the past year.

Michigan.gov reports

“Michigan continues to have some of the strongest public health policies in the Midwest. The state still has a mask mandate and capacity limitations on indoor dining, indoor gatherings, and entertainment venues. As the number of vaccinations increase, experts have said that states can begin loosening some public health policies as these activities become less risky for vaccinated individuals”.  

 

Here’s a list of Lansing area businesses currently closed:

Frandor Deli - Lansing   - Permanently Closed

Taps 25 - Downtown Lansing- Permanently Closed

The Brunch House - Lansing  Permanently Closed

Mijo’s Diner - Lansing Permanently closed

Good Slice Pizza Company - Lansing Permanently Closed

Cops Cafe & Bakery - Lansing Permanently Closed

Finley’s Grill and Smokehouse - Lansing Permanently closed

Reno’s Sports Bar & Grill West - Lansing - Closed Now One North

Studio 109 - Lansing Permanently Closed

Center for Social Dance - Okemos Permanently Closed

Espresso Royale - East Lansing  Permanently Closed

Fireside Grill - Dimondale Permanently Closed

Strange Matter Coffee - Downtown Lansing Temporarily Closed

R1A Basketball Range - Lansing Permanently Closed

Grand Traverse Pie Co. Lansing  Washington Square Location temp closed

Edmund’s - Lansing Permanently Closed

The Loft - Lansing Permanently closed

2nd Time Around - Okemos Permanently Closed

Eastwood Towne Center

Claddagh Irish Pub Permanently Closed

Forever 21  None open in Lansing

Pier 1 Imports Permanently Closed

Cantina Eastwood Permanently Closed

Yankee Candles None Open in our Area

Sleep Number  Okemos Temp Closed, Lansing Open

Max & Erma’s  None on our area open

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Lansing Mall

Houlihan’s Permanently Closed

Regal Stadium 13 Temporarily Closed

 

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