CB Richard Ellis/Martin
is celebrating after three storefronts near the corner of Saginaw Hwy. and Creyts Road—vacant since 2008—have all been filled in the past several months.
The new businesses includes Bella Nails, Spa Time and a familiar name to Lansing-area diners, Dimitri's Restaurant. The three businesses all opened in October and November, bringing a combination of services and dining to West Lansing.
"Dimitri’s restaurant was a well-loved establishment for 30 years in Downtown Lansing
," says Veronica LaBar with CB Richard Ellis/Martin.
"Many who frequented their downtown restaurant have already discovered them in West Lansing."
And, LaBar adds, "Unlike the downtown location, this new location offers sit-down service."
After their long run in Downtown, Dimitri's closed in June of 2010. The property vacated by the restaurant is now undergoing a $3.5 million renovation to become the Michigan State Federal Credit Union's first Downtown Lansing branch
The 13,098-square foot Westside Lansing building, owned by Art C. Baryames, has been managed by CBRE since it was first constructed in 2002. The vacancies, however, weren't listed with the company until recently.
"The owner listed the building for lease with CBRE in June," says LaBar, "and within just four months we brought Bella Nails and Spa Time in as tenants."
Dimitri's, Spa Time and Bella Nails are all locally-owned, family-run businesses. It is estimated that three will bring a combined 5-20 jobs to West Lansing.
Source: Veronica LaBar, CB Richard Ellis/Martin
Writer: Natalie Burg, Interim News Editor
All Photographs © Dave Trumpie