A Downtown East Lansing
building is getting a facelift. The building on the 600 block of East Grand River that is home to Five Guys Burgers and Fries, La Bodega and Campus Barbers now has a whole new look.
“We are modernizing it, basically,” says Douglas Cron of Cron Management
, who owns the building. “They’re getting new storefronts and a kind of sculpted look on the top. Also, the apartments are getting new A/C at the same time.”
The six upstairs apartments received their air conditioning right in time for the heat wave earlier this month. Cron says it was time to give the 1952 building some upgrades.
“We wanted to do it last summer and we just ran out of time,” Cron says. “It will bring a little pizazz to the block.”
Cron worked with several Lansing-area contractors on the job, including Olsen Mastermark, Sunbelt Rental, Pro-Soil Site Services and Baron’s Window Coverings, among others.
As the developer of four of the five most recent major building projects in Downtown East Lansing, Cron says he takes care to keep all of his buildings in good shape. This building in particular is special as it houses one of the city’s most historic businesses.
“Campus Barbers is the longest lasting business on Grand River,” Cron says. “They’ve been in that location since 1956 and in business since 1952.”