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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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Taste & Tour of Old Town

Saturday, April 8th

Ever wondered what it would be like to live in Old Town? Well if so, Taste and Tour is for you! Taste and Tour is a unique event that allows participants to sample delicious foods from participating Old Town restaurants and food retailers, all while getting the chance to tour the real estate that Old Town has to offer! You get to eat amazing food, tour some killer lofts and commercial spaces, and meet new ...

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May Wake Up Old Town

Friday, May 5th

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, May 5 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The Grid, 226 E. Grand River Ave.

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Mighty Uke Day

Friday, May 12th

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June Wake Up Old Town

Friday, June 2nd

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, June 2 from 8:30 - 10 a.m. at The Creole, 1218 Turner St.

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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.

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March 2, 2017

Business Spotlight: Olympic Broil

Do you yearn for simpler times? You know, those days when people weren't glued to their cellphones, muscle cars would cruise the streets and hamburgers only cost 25 cents? Without a time machine, you won't easily find this -- but you can come close at Olympic Broil Restaurant on N. Grand River Avenue. Named for [...]

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March 2, 2017

Remembering Robert: Ten years later

Robert Busby, the Mayor of Old Town Today is always such a hard day and one I certainly wish never happened. Ten years ago today, the world lost a beautiful soul. Robert was just getting back into town from visiting his family in the south. We were supposed to have lunch and talk about installing [...]

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February 10, 2017

Business Spotlight: Grace Celebrates 10 Years in Old Town

Grace Boutique of Old Town effortlessly blends elegance and sass -- and has been for 10 years. Opening the doors on Feb. 17, 2007, Grace wowed its customers from the beginning with classic women's clothing and accessories. One recession and a move down the street later and the shop is still going strong. Shopping at this [...]

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February 9, 2017

Hurray the Chocolate Walk is Today!

Why wait until Feb. 14 to start celebrating Valentine’s Day when you can join us on Feb. 9 for the 4th annual Chocolate Walk? This popular event allows you to explore Old Town while collecting nearly two pounds of gourmet chocolate along the way! For $30 the day of, you receive a box to collect your tasty [...]

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February 8, 2017

OTCA is Taking Big Strides in 2017

OTCA volunteers work on beautification and so much more to keep Old Town a vibrant place. The Old Town Commercial Association is made up entirely of volunteers – people who work together either on individual projects or as part of a committee – to make a difference in the community and beyond. Through simple tasks [...]

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