Bill Castanier has been an award-wining weekly newspaper editor, advertising and public relations executive in his 40 year career. In addition, he has been an executive with a newspaper trade association and founded Michigan’s first technology association, I-TE@M. He writes a weekly newspaper feature on Michigan authors and is on the Board of the Kerrytown BookFest and the Michigan Notable Book Awards. He has the only daily blog on Michigan literature (Mittenlit) and founded

3 responses to “Knapp’s department store to get new life”

  1. Adam

    It’s about time there was a plan for Knapp’s. A mixed use of housing, office, and businesses is the perfect thing to attract creative youths to the area.

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  3. Joy G

    REALLY??!! A resturant on the first floor? Washington Ave. needs another resturant? That’s not just thinking inside the box, it’s like closing the lid. How about a supermarket on the first floor? Not Meijer’s or Kroger, but something like an L&L where mostly the basics are offered and a small HBA section for the office workers to get some headache relief when the food desert of downtown Lansing grates on their nerves. A place to run in and get those replacement pantyhose. A place to pick up the Coffeemate that just ran out. A place to buy the milk & bread I need as I walk home from the CATA station. A place for not just the 3,000 people who live in the downtown area, but a place for the 10,000 workers who inhabit the place every day that’s not another resturant to cut up the lunch pie into a smaller piece.

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