Lansing’s Fantastic Finds
is on the way to becoming even more fantastic. The bridal and prom dress shop is nearly doubling their space with an 11,000 square foot addition to their location on Wood Street.
“We have, for several years, been trying to figure out a way to properly expand the building,” says Fantastic Finds owner Sue Rosenberger. “This is the oldest house in Lansing Township. We wanted to retain the original studio.”
The 25-year-old business had grown to the point of needing to lease temporary space at Eastwood Towne Center
each year for prom season. When a long-term tenant expressed interest in the location, Rosenberger was happy to take the opportunity to consolidate her operations under one new roof.
“It will allow us to bring the prom store back to the bridal store and to enhance and create additional space for bridal. We’ve also been able to install an elevator in the building.”
That’s exciting news for the 38-room historic home with seven staircases. The $700,000 expansion project began at the end of May, and Rosenberger hopes to see it completed by the end of November. Fantastic Finds has partnered with Lansing Township, Citizens Bank and the Michigan Certified Development Corporation on the project.
In addition to the growing building, Rosenberger’s staff has been expanding. Two new positions have recently been added, and Rosenberger anticipates hiring six to 10 additional employees once the addition is complete.