Landmark All-Michigan Store Closes in Lansing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- After 26 years, a well-known Lansing store that specialized in selling Michigan-made products is closing.

Michigania offered a range of goods, from art to Leelanau County wine to Grand Rapids marinade.

Manager Alice Foster-Stocum said the decision to close involved many factors. She agrees it's been a destination store for years in downtown Lansing near the Capitol.

As news spread, Michigania took calls from people in Detroit, Troy, Bay City and St. Joseph, looking to make final purchases.

The shop was popular with visiting dignitaries, international tourists and foreign students who wanted to take home a piece of the mitten state.

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  • by George Location: Lansing on Sep 16, 2012 at 04:31 PM
    I loved that store, and shopped often. But I noticed the prices seemed to be creeping upwards. I am sad that they closed.
  • by Kelly Location: Lansing on Sep 15, 2012 at 09:34 PM
    What a shame! Michigania was a very classy store. I often bought gifts for my non-Michigan friends there. I'll certainly miss it.
  • by Pam Location: Lansing on Sep 15, 2012 at 03:54 PM
    So the clothing stores left. So the bookstore left. The card shop left. The gift stores left. Even the dollar store took off. And now Michigania Store. So, Mayor Bernero, tell us again how you are encouraging small business in Lansing. I mean, besides the fast food restaurants and bars.
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