A nonprofit that promotes downtown Lansing will bring a half dozen restaurants and additional "food makers" to a former landmark department store as part of a $4 million food incubator program.
The incubator program will occupy a 20,000-square-foot space at the Knapp's Centre on South Washington Square at the corner of Washington and Washtenaw Street.
MACOTTA Club, a program through Downtown Lansing Inc., will house six restaurants and provide space for several entrepreneurs to sell food products, as well as common seating for customers, said Downtown Lansing Inc. Executive Director Cathleen Edgerly.
I was downtown today and took a look at the Hillsdale and Capitol Ave. project [Capital View?] and it looks pretty nice, better exterior treatments than most, with "Juliette Balconies" for each apartment. Down the street at the REOtown site we will have to wait and see, so far not so great on the exterior.
I know this was on the districts list to replace but I guess I expected a new building before demolishing the old one.
On a positive note, the first floor of Knapp's is going to be used for restaurant incubator with 6 spaces. Work is expected to start in May or June with opening in spring 2024.
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