newsletter

April 2, 2013, 3:30 pm
Amid the freezing snow and sleet, we in Old Town are anxiously awaiting the first signs of spring, and most importantly, our farmer’s market! Vibrant colors, fresh food and local music are among some of delightful things the market will offer this upcoming season.
April 2, 2013, 3:30 pm
It’s time to finally dig out those sunglasses and begin preparing your palate for a weekend of food, drink, music and overall Old Town lovin’. The OTCA is proud to be hosting our 9th annual Festival of the Moon and 14th annual Festival of the Sun the weekend of June 21-22, 2013. We know how you feel; we can barely contain our excitement. Start your weekend right on Friday, June 21st from 6 to 11 p.m. with a little indulgence courtesy of Bell’s Brewery. Simply kick back and enjoy the live entertainment.
April 2, 2013, 3:02 pm
From quiche and breakfast burritos to sandwiches and soups, Portable Feast’s original menu consisted of a wide-ranging array of options, and on March 21, it expanded to include even more choices. Portable Feast recently started serving dinner every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4-9 p.m. Diners are given the choice of three different entrees, which rotate every night. Some possible options include portabella mushroom pasta, grilled Cajun chicken breast and stuffed pepper with sun-dried tomato sauce.  
April 2, 2013, 3:01 pm
After being empty for about two decades, Old Town’s iconic Comfort Station finally welcomed new tenants last month. The historic building is now home to three unique businesses – Bradly’s Home and Garden, Michigan Community Resources and the Michigan Historical Preservation Network (MHPN). 
April 2, 2013, 3:00 pm
Eight Old Town businesses were recognized at the 2013 ADDY Awards. The awards, which are the advertising and marketing industry's most recognized competition, celebrate the most groundbreaking and creative advertising work in the Mid-Michigan area.
April 2, 2013, 2:59 pm
A warm, friendly neighborhood where homes have spacious front porches and the neighbors all know one another — that’s what Karen and Robert Schroeder were looking for when they began the hunt for their perfect home in Lansing. But the husband-and-wife duo soon realized such neighborhoods were hard to come by, and so when they opened Mayberry Homes in 2002, they aimed to create some. 
April 2, 2013, 2:58 pm
Mark your calendars! Taste & Tour is just around the corner! Old Town Commercial Association is hosting its sixth annual Taste & Tour of Old Town. It is a progressive food sampler and exclusive loft tour that gives visitors a chance to taste a variety of Old Town’s eats and an opportunity to tour real estate in Old Town. The event will take place on Saturday, April 13th, 2012, from noon - 5 p.m. Participants check in for the event at the OTCA office where they will receive a map, purchase tickets and wristbands to be on the tour. 
March 1, 2013, 3:12 pm
The Head Room Salon, 106 E. Grand River, currently is available for lease.  This cool space with brick walls and hardwood floors is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town. For more information contact Diane Burns at 340-642-3333 or email diane@dkbdevelopment.com. For a complete list of residential and commercial listings visit www.iloveoldtown.org/current-listings. 
March 1, 2013, 3:05 pm
The Old Town Commercial Association is hosting its sixth annual Taste & Tour of Old Town, a progressive food sampler and exclusive loft tour, but we cannot do it without your help! We are seeking 25+ volunteers to help out on Saturday, April 13, 2013, from noon until 5 p.m. Volunteers will be stationed in lofts or restaurants overseeing the event’s activities.
March 1, 2013, 3:01 pm
In case you didn’t have a chance to attend the Old Town Annual Meeting & Mixer, we here at the office wanted to recognize the Robert P. Busby 2012 award recipients. The Old Town Commercial Association is proud of the dedication and passion that is present in every single volunteer and supporter. This year's Old Town Meeting & Annual Mixer recognized six individuals and two organizations that have given an immense amount of service, time and donations to Old Town in the past year. Robert P. Busby 2012 Volunteer of the Year Award: