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Bobcat Bonnie’s Heads to Lansing

A growing name is getting its claws into the Greater Lansing restaurant scene and giving mid-Michigan diners something new to sink their teeth into. 

Rustic, cozy Bobcat Bonnie’s  is coming to Lansing, most likely at the end of this summer. Bobcat Bonnie’s will share the former Clara’s Lansing Station restaurant space in the historic Union Depot, 637 E. Michigan Ave., with Starbucks. The Lansing location of Bobcat Bonnie’s will extend the chain’s total storefronts to seven.  

“We offer a seasonally changing menu that has a lot of fun items, some that are more adventurous, some more common and some that are vegan,” said owner Matt Buskard. 

 Attractions at Bobcat Bonnie’s include happy hour, trivia nights and brunch.  

“Our goal was to bring in a business that would complement Starbucks’ early-morning-to-evening energy with a midday-to-late-evening experience, and Bobcat Bonnie’s will do just that,” said Pat Gillespie, president and CEO of Gillespie Group, a residential and commercial developer working on the project. “We are excited for the energy and creativity Matt Buskard and his team at Bobcat Bonnie’s will bring to the Stadium District with their food, drink and experience.” 

By the same token, Buskard, is thrilled to have Gillespie Group in his corner.  

“We are so thankful to have found partners who support us and support our similar values, which are to build up a strong community and to give back,” he said. “Whether that’s you coming in to celebrate a life event or us coming out to support a neighborhood cause … our focus is on people.”