Announcing: 7 Lansing Businesses We Want Back!
Lansing has seen a lot of businesses come and go. Some of the Lansing businesses that have closed are missed by the residents of Mid Michigan. Here are 7 businesses that Lansing wants back!
I moved to Lansing in 1996. Back in the day when Frandor was Frandor and there were some heritage, long living businesses that were booming. Fast forward to 2023 and these locations have since closed. Some of the businesses we have lost over time offered up the best burgers in town. Some offered he best ambiance for eating steak. And we miss the business that offered the best dang Packzi's on the planet.
Many of these businesses closed well before the pandemic. I had a blast at these locations. Some were bars that I did a lot of remotes at and enjoyed the experience, some were places I frequented because of the grub.
7 Lansing Businesses We Want Back!
Emils was located on Michigan Avenue between downtown Lansing and East Lansing. I loved going here. The pasta was always good and back when I used to drink, the martinis were on point. They tried opening a location in the Meridian Mall, unfortunately that did not last long. We miss you Emil's!
Claddagh Irish Pub
Claddagh was about as Irish as you could get. The food was Irish fare and the white and black pudding were delicious. Grabbing a pint was easy and you could take your pick from tasty options. Chaddagh was always a blast on St. Patrick's Day.
The Irish Pub
They used to be on W. Saginaw street in Lansing. They had the best muschroom swiss burger. It was also a favorite of GM workers. Good news, they are under new ownership and should be opening soon.
Packzi's were the best from Roma. The bread was on point and the cannolis were tasty too.
Located on the corner of Saginaw and Cedar St., Bonnie's Place gave any burger from any bar or restaurant in Lansing a run for their money. Going down to the basement was a smoke filled good time and the clientel were always entertaining.
The Knight Cap was a cozy steakhouse in downtown Lansing across from the Lansing Center. The steak was amazing but the sauteed mushrooms is what kept me coming back. Bowdie's is not open, the food is amazing.