May Ribbon Cuttings in Lansing’s Old Town Neighborhood

The new businesses just keep coming in Lansing.

On May 13, a series of new shops and businesses in Lansing’s Old Town district celebrated their new endeavors with a parade of ribbon cuttings, hosted by Mayor Virg Bernero.

“Your success is my business,” Bernero told business owners after each ceremony. Bernero shook hands with each business owner individually, giving them each his card and letting them know that he’s glad they’re investing in Lansing.

The honored ventures were Matthew Ryan Salon, the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association, The Standard Hair-Lash-Brow, Metro Retro Boutique, The Old Town Professional Building, Scoops Ice Cream Parlor, and Retail Therapy Boutique.

Many shops are bringing new concepts to the Old Town market with their start ups: The Standard Hair-Lash-Brow being a specialized salon is a good example, as well as Metro Retro, a vintage/eclectic boutique and the Old Town Professional Building, a great space for new businesses to start up. Other shops, such as Matthew Ryan Salon, Retail Therapy Boutique and the Michigan Recreation and Parks Association had existed in previous locations prior, but recently made Old Town their home.

For more information about new businesses in Old Town, look below for locations and open hours or visit

New Business Locations and open times:

Matthew Ryan Salon – 1410 Turner St. 

                  Open:    Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

                                    Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The Michigan Recreation and Parks Association – 1213 Center St., Suite B

The Standard Hair-Lash-Brow – 519 E. Grand River

                  Open:    Monday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                                    Tuesday – Thursday, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

                                    Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

                                    Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Metro Retro Boutique – 304 E. Grand River

                  Open:    Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

The Old Town Professional Building – 1129 N. Washington

Scoops Ice Cream Parlor – 127 W. Grand River

Retail Therapy Boutique – 1209 Turner St.

                  Open:    Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                                    Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.


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Megan Martin

Megan Martin

Megan Martin is a Communications Specialist at M3 group and a graduate of Calvin College in Grand Rapids. She is a foodie who loves art, tea, and anything outdoorsy.

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