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Not Your Opa’s Oktoberfest brings new features to Old Town’s signature event!

September 13, 2018
Old Town Lansing’s signature event, Oktoberfest, is just a few weeks away — but this year we’ve added a few twists. ‘Not your Opa’s Oktoberfest’ runs from 6-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 and noon-10 p.m. Saturday Oct. 6 on Turner Street in Old Town. Here’s what you can expect (both new and old): Admission to...
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Business Spotlight: Absolute Gallery

September 12, 2018
Kathy Holcomb started Absolute Gallery in 2003 with the intention of making it a custom framing service. She quickly realized the opportunity in the growing Old Town District to sell unique handcrafted items. Personal relationships have been developed with all of the artisans she represents. She can give you the background and stories behind many...
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CATA’s Grab & Go Express gets you from downtown to Old Town for lunch

September 10, 2018
Capital Area Transportation Authority (CATA) has debuted a new program called the Grab & Go Express. It’s a free route aimed at people grabbing lunch or running midday errands. The new routes run weekdays from 10 a.m. – 2:45 p.m. from downtown to Old Town with 26 stops. Departures leave every 15 minutes. The Grab...
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ArtFeast dazzled many on a fine summer day

August 20, 2018
ArtFeast on Aug. 18 was a solid success for both participants and vendors. Over 50 artists and 6 food trucks were involved bringing participants a delicious feast of tasty indulgences. It was a perfect summer day which drew a crowd of families and people of all ages to enjoy  the wide range of offerings being...
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Great Art and Delicious Food at ArtFeast

August 16, 2018
Old Town is known for its support of the artist community through all the cool shops, galleries and the home of MICA. It is also getting well known for its great food. So why not have ArtFeast, an event that celebrates both?! On Aug. 18 join over 30 artists as they display their uniquely beautiful creations...
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Save the Date: Not Your Opa’s Oktoberfest is on Oct. 5-6

August 15, 2018
It may still be hot outside, but in Old Town we're getting ready for fall and the 2018 Oktoberfest. It's certainly not your Opa's Oktoberfest and has a little bit of the traditional and a little bit of what only Old Town can offer — with music, games, food and beer. Besides the traditional Oktoberfest...
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Business Spotlight: Old Town Rehabilitation Collaborative

August 14, 2018
The Old Town Rehabilitation Collaborative is a partnership between O’Connor Occupational Therapy Services, PLLC and Health Consumer Physical Therapy. Both place a strong emphasis on patient and family education and fit perfectly in a building that has been carefully renovated and re-purposed for medical, health, and wellness practices - the Old Town Medical Arts Building....
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Renegade Theatre Festival returns to Old Town!

August 10, 2018
Renegade Theatre Festival returns to Old Town for lucky season 13! From Aug. 16-18 they will feature staged readings of 16 N.O.W. plays — new works by artists from around the country. Visit their facebook page to find out more about where and when to check out some great new theater!

Meet the OTCA Board

July 12, 2018
The Old Town Commercial Association Board of Directors is made up of Old Town business and property owners and area residents who love Old Town. Members are elected to three-year terms during the OTCA’s annual meeting in February. Board members strive to benefit the community in a number of ways, from fundraising to sitting on numerous...
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Business Spotlight: Friedland Industries

July 12, 2018
Friedland Industries has been at the same location on Maple Street since 1886. It was started by David F. Friedland. He became a prominent citizen in Lansing and in fact was chosen to get one of the first telephone lines. It is currently owned and operated by the fourth generation of the family. 1 million...
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