Grand River Avenue renamed to Cesar Chavez Avenue

November 6, 2017
After many months of public hearings, hundreds of letters, polls, comments and hours of discussion with Lansing City Council members, the council unanimously voted to rename Grand River Avenue to Cesar Chavez Avenue from the fork at Oakland Avenue to Pine St. In 1925, Grand River Avenue changed names from Franklin Avenue to be a part...
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Holiday Hullabaloo brings great deals and family fun to Old Town

November 2, 2017
Make Old Town a shopping and entertainment destination this holiday season, and enjoy some family fun while you’re at it with Holiday Hullabaloo. Each year the businesses of Old Town come together on the first Saturday of December to offer amazing deals and special promotions. This year will be no different. Join us on Dec....
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Arts Night Out brings creative people and spaces together in Old Town

November 1, 2017
It’s Friday night in Lansing, and you’re looking for something local and fun to do. You’re looking for the perfect mix of creative people and ideas—street art, pop-up theatre, local music, distinctive exhibits, performances, dance and so much more—and you’re looking for it to happen at your favorite places all at the same time. You...
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Help spread Thanksgiving cheer with Compassionate Feast

October 17, 2017
Dear Community Supporters, We are reaching out to you this year to ask for your support as we endeavor to feed 125 families this year for Thanksgiving. We want to provide families a Thanksgiving meal with dignity that includes fresh items they can prepare on their own as well as a turkey. We are serving...
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2018 OTCA Memberships are now available!

October 4, 2017
Do you find yourself often in Old Town…shopping, dining and attending events throughout the year? Do you volunteer for events and wonder about what else Old Town has going on? Do you own a business here and want to further engage the people who frequent Old Town, and be a part of the events and...
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VOTM: Dan Liaw

October 3, 2017
When a festival takes over the street and it transforms into a destination…thank Dan Liaw. When you get a perfectly poured beer on a Saturday afternoon…thank Dan Liaw.   When the street is back to normal on a Sunday morning…thank Dan Liaw. Thank you Dan for all that you do to make Old Town festivals the...
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2017 Oktoberfest success!

October 1, 2017
Oktoberfest 2017 is in the books and what a weekend it turned out to be!  It was a wonderful two days filled with great German beer coupled with amazing food from Morton’s Fine Catering. The fun continued with the addition of Hammer Schlagen, Giant Jenga and a Stein Heist competition.  Festival goers also put their...
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HOWLOWEEN is back for 2017!

September 20, 2017
Celebrate Halloween with your pets in Old Town on Friday, Oct. 20. Enjoy trick-or-treating for pets and humans, a costume contest, and Yappy Hour at Preuss Pets! Bring your pets, dressed in their HOWLOWEEN finest, to Old Town for the fun. There will be trick-or-treating at local businesses from 4–6 p.m. Registration for the costume...
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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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