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Elvis graces Old Town in new mural

September 14, 2017
A new face has made an appearance in the alleyways of Old Town, and it’s one you’re sure to recognize. As of Friday, September 8, in the alleyway behind The Creole, there is a larger-than-life Velvet Elvis. The mural was done by Eric Schantz of Saginaw, Mich., and commissioned by OTCA’s own Jamie Schriner. Jamie’s...
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Greater Lansing Eats chooses The Cosmos Old Town for first gig

September 14, 2017
The first in a series of events designed to "demonstrate the wealth of authentic dining experiences that exist right here in Greater Lansing" is coming to town, thanks to The Cosmos Old Town. Wednesday, Sept. 27, the Lansing State Journal will host Greater Lansing Eats: The Cosmos, a $35 three-course dinner where you get to...
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Guy Fieri pays a visit to Old Town

September 13, 2017
As many of you have already heard, Old Town was recently visited by one of Food Network’s stars, the energetic and spiky-haired Guy Fieri. Although his signature Camaro spent much of the time it was parked on Turner St. under a car cover, it didn’t take long for passer-bys to figure out someone special was...
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It’s September…and that means Oktoberfest in Old Town!

September 12, 2017
Join us as we celebrate the 12th annual Old Town Oktoberfest, Mid-Michigan’s only German Oktoberfest event, on September 29-30. Old Town Oktoberfest features authentic German food, live polka music, dancing, and 12oz souvenir mugs filled with world-renowned German-style beer. On Friday night, join us and Sam Adams for the finals of the Lansing Stein Heist...
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VOTM: Mike Garcia

September 9, 2017
If you have been at an Old Town event in the recent past, you have crossed paths with Mike Garcia!  Mike has done everything from welcoming folks at the Festival of the Sun to sitting in the scorching sun during the Urban Garden Tour to getting up at the crack of dawn to set up...
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Chavez Plaza Performance Stage RFP

August 16, 2017
The Old Town Commercial Association has received money from the Capital Region Community Foundation for developing formal plans for the Chavez Plaza Performance Stage. The OTCA is currently requesting proposals for the performance stage that will be located at the back of back of Lot 56/Chavez Plaza. We are open to the improvement of this space in...
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Business Spotlight:
Go Green Trikes

August 10, 2017
Go Green Trikes is a smart, local and green delivery service that launched on Earth Day 2014. The business, run by Yvonne LeFave, uses heavy duty electric-assist trikes that are capable of carrying up to 500 pound payloads to deliver anything from food to furniture. Yvonne from Go Green Trikes Besides being a business woman,...
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Become a Certified Tourism Ambassador

August 5, 2017
Looking for a fun and easy way to get involved in your community? The Certified Tourism Ambassador (CTA) program may be the answer! With a simple 4 hour class and a $20 fee, you’ll become part of an international certification program that serves to increase tourism at the local level. The CTA Program will go...
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It’s August… that means ArtFeast!

August 3, 2017
With summer in full swing in Old Town it’s soon going to be time for ArtFeast in Lansing’s most recognized arts neighborhood! Mark your calendars and head to Turner Street on Saturday, August 19, for this fun, unique art fair which includes 30+ art vendors featuring ceramics, jewelry, woodworking, photography, up-cycled pieces and more. Food...
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Scrap Recap

July 14, 2017
From a fire pit formed out of old engine parts to a photo booth made of discarded household items, the streets of Old Town were filled with amazing up-cycled art July 14 and 15. ScrapFest is a unique Old Town festival that celebrates art, creativity and resource reuse. This year, twenty talented teams competed to...
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