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Entertainment Venue Expects Spring Opening in Lansing

A long-abandoned building in downtown Lansing is getting a new life as Hall 224, a venue for live music, weddings and more.

The building at 224 S. Washington Square dates back 99 years and most recently was a hookah lounge.

In its new transformation, Hall 224 has a standing-room capacity of 900 in its 6,000-square-foot space, according to the venue’s website. Hall 224 can accommodate parties of up to 225 in formal banquet seating and 400 in a theater arrangement.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said Hall 224 will fit well in downtown Lansing’s transformation into a walkable community.

“I am so excited that this long-blighted building will now be revitalized and activated. This is great for downtown and for Lansing and our entire region,” Schor said. “My administration and our Lansing economic development team worked hard with the owners to ensure this project will happen. This venue will once again come alive with energy, music, art and great events.”

Schor noted that Hall 224 will fit in with entertainment developments in the works.

“Hall 224 fills a much-needed gap in live music and entertainment space in Lansing,” he said. “The new space will also be the perfect complement to the city’s larger Ovation venue, planned for further south on Washington Square.”

The venue features two floors of entertaining space with a second-floor mezzanine that overlooks the open-concept main floor, according to the website. The lower level includes hospitality spaces for clients to utilize in conjunction with their events. It is expected to open this spring.