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Upcoming Events

Annual Meeting/Winter Mixer

Wednesday, February 1st

Ever wonder how decisions get made for Old Town events and initiatives? Itching to weigh-in and meet those that represent us in all the planning and more? Make plans to join your neighbors and friends at the Old Town Marquee on Grand River Ave. Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 6–8pm for an evening of elbow-rubbing and discussion about what makes Old Town such a great place to live, work and play. Attendees will enjoy free food and ...

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February Wake Up Old Town

Friday, February 3rd

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal networking opportunity for professionals from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help their businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on the first Friday of each month at rotating locations in and around Old Town. Join us Friday, February 3 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at UrbanBeat Event Center, 1213 Turner St. Thom Kaleta will be speaking on ...

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Chocolate Walk

Thursday, February 9th

Join us in celebrating Valentine's Day with the 4th Annual Old Town Lansing Chocolate Walk! Chocolate Walk allows you to explore some of Old Town's businesses, shops and restaurants while picking up some gourmet chocolate along the way! Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Each ticket for this event will receive a two pound box to fill with chocolate, a punch card and a map of participating businesses. This year, we are ...

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March Wake Up Old Town

Friday, March 3rd

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal networking opportunity for professionals from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help their businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on the first Friday of each month at rotating locations in and around Old Town. Join us Friday, March 3 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Clark Hill, 212 E. Grand River Ave. Dave Van Haaren from Triterra will ...

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April Wake Up Old Town

Friday, April 7th

Wake Up Old Town! is a free and informal networking opportunity for professionals from all over the city to come together and share ideas and opportunities to help their businesses and Old Town thrive. The event is held on the first Friday of each month at rotating locations in and around Old Town. Join us Friday, April 7 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at Sir Pizza, 201 E. Grand River Ave. Raynika Battle will be speaking on Do ...

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Old Town offers unique experiences through special events, incredible people, eclectic shops and a rich history.

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The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the revitalization of Lansing’s Old Town through socioeconomic development, promoting Old Town and its businesses, historic preservation, business recruitment, community outreach, and educating the public through our exciting walking tours. Rich and vibrant streetscapes provide a gateway to our livable, walkable and family-friendly community. Residents of Old Town and surrounding neighborhoods are invested and engaged in the success of the Old Town community.

News

January 11, 2017

The Grid comes to Old Town

CityPulse, 01-11-2017 » Page 22 NEW IN TOWN   The Grid Arcade and Bar will move into the former Chrome Cat building early this year after a $300,000 renovation job. The bar will feature dozens of vintage video games and pinball machines and a drink menu heavy on craft beer. For the last few months, [...]

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January 4, 2017

Jan. 2017 Volunteer of the Month: Ariana Gibbs

Ariana is a board member as well as a member of the Oktoberfest, Festival of the Moon and Sun and design committees – as well as an all around rock star. If something needs to be done, you'll generally see her there stepping up to offer her services (as well as engaging family members and [...]

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January 4, 2017

Turn Up Your Love! Become A Board Member

Have you ever wondered who makes decisions for the Old Town Commercial Association? Luckily, I have the answer! In addition to our many event and committee volunteers, we have a hard-working, dedicated Board of Directors that come together monthly to help guide the organization from behind the scenes. Each board member brings their own unique [...]

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December 22, 2016

Before Old Town was Old Town, there was Tommy

Old Town certainly has its colorful cast of characters, and today our cast is a little less bright. Tommy Malvetis has been a staple in Old Town since the '70s, sharing stories with its neighbors, visitors and friends ever since. If you saw Tommy and had somewhere you had to be, you'd best call to [...]

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December 1, 2016

Join OTCA, Be a Member in 2017

Hi all! My name is Rachel Kern, a member of the Old Town Organization Committee and a 2017 OTCA member. It’s that time of the year again where we ask for all those who truly support us to purchase a membership! Being a member of Old Town provides opportunities to receive discounts on OTCA festival [...]

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