stores in and around Lansing have had a singular focus as a smoke shop business since their opening in 2009. With their fifth location in Downtown East Lansing
, however, the company is taking on a new theme: sports.
“We weren’t necessarily in search of a place to open a new store,” says The Haven owner, Patrick Turner, “but we saw a window there, so we decided to seize the opportunity. There is a lot of traffic through there, with the students.”
The Haven in East Lansing will be a 2,000 square foot sports shop lounge featuring disc golf and yoga accessories. The business will also feature a study bar with charging stations and a grab-and-go food counter with sandwiches, drinks, gluten free items and healthy snacks.
“We won’t really be competing with any other businesses on the strip for anything,” Turner says, “so hopefully, we’ll draw quite a bit off of the surrounding business.”
Turner expects to eventually hire two employees for the store, which he plans to open later this summer.