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Social Districts Bring Socially Distant Fun to Lansing

Lansing area businesses and residents alike are eager for new ways to socially engage this summer.

Well over a year into the pandemic, Lansing area businesses and residents alike are eager for new ways to socially engage this summer, while remaining safe. Lansing is making it easier than ever to do this with the introduction of social districts throughout Old Town, REO Town, and Downtown.

These social districts are designated areas across Lansing wherein residents can eat, drink and be merry with friends. People will be able to purchase alcoholic beverages from participating establishments. Purchasers will be given a clearly marked social district cup and be allowed to consume their drinks out and about in the area. Adult beverages must be enjoyed from properly marked cups and only within the boundary areas.

“Social Districts are another tool to help create exciting, walkable corridors in Lansing. I encourage residents and visitors to head to our new social districts to support our local businesses and enjoy all that Lansing has to offer,” said Lansing Mayor Andy Schor.

15 local businesses are currently participating in the festivities, and more will be welcomed on a rolling basis as applications are approved. Now more than ever these businesses need the support of the local population to make it through, and now those 21 and older can support local businesses while enjoying the capital and engaging with the community.

East Lansing social district is now open Sunday to Thursday from 9 AM to 10 PM. On Fridays and Saturdays the social district is open until midnight.


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