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Delta Township/Grand Ledge
Lansing Community College
Michigan State University
Out of Area
Old Country Market
edited October 2010
Drove past it and saw they tore out part of the front. Any idea whats going on there?
It's been vacant for a while now. I'm not sure what work is being done, but it would be nice to see another small market move in. I know as a former resident of the nearby dorms, the local market was much more convenient than riding the bus to Meijer.
It certainly was a convenient location, especially when I lived in Americana, but the shelves were always 3/4 empty! That place could never compete with Meijer, and never held a candle to Goodrich's in the "local grocers" conversation either.
That being said, I also wouldn't mind seeing another grocery give it a go. There was talk awhile back about the
East Lansing Food Co-op maybe trying their luck
, but that seemed to flame out.
Some good news on this front. The State news is reporting that Bagger Dave's, a Michigan-based restaurant chain, is
awaiting city approval to move into a portion of the old Country Markett
. I've never eaten at a Bagger Dave's, but I have heard some good things about their burgers. They're also vying for an alcohol permit, and typically serve various Michigan craft beers at their 4 other locations in the state. I'm assuming their moving in is contingent on receiving the permit, otherwise they probably wouldn't want to.
I actually agree with a student's opinion in the article. Lauren Lapine feels that the locale would be better served by another grocery store, and that there are too many restaurants in the area. I think that type of restaurant would do well in EL, just maybe more downtown, and not on the corner of GR and Hagadorn.
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