Jolly Pumpkin pub coming to East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - Jolly Pumpkin, part of the Michigan-based Northern United Brewing Co., will be opening a brand new location on Albert Avenue in East Lansing.

The announcement was made Thursday by Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales. They hope to open the full-service restaurant by the fall of 2019.

Jolly Pumpkin already has pubs in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Traverse City, Detroit, Royal Oak, Grand Rapids, and Chicago. Their restaurants and breweries are known for their dedication to conservation, inspiration and locally sustainable practices.

The CEO of Northern United Brewing Co., is no stranger to East Lansing. Tony Grant is a former Michigan State University Football player, and is excited to open a new Jolly Pumpkin in his old stomping grounds.

“Jolly Pumpkin is excited to be announcing our newest location in East Lansing,” said Grant. “Since my days at Michigan State, East Lansing has meant something special to me. Announcing a Jolly Pumpkin location along Albert Avenue strengthens my commitment to the community.”

The new restaurant will be a part of the Center City District Development along Albert Avenue in East Lansing.

“Jolly Pumpkin’s story and success are deeply rooted in Michigan, as well as Michigan State University. Many communities yearn for Jolly Pumpkin. We’re elated with their commitment to East Lansing”, said Mark Bell, President & CEO of Harbor Real Estate Advisors. “With Target, Foster Coffee, Barrio and now Jolly Pumpkin, we are creating the ultimate retail experience for the greater Lansing region. We’re now 75% pre-leased on our retail, and will continue to be very selective as we fill the balance of the project.”

The Center City District Development is a $125 million mixed-use development that includes Landmark on Grand River, Newman Lofts, Target, public parking, and 24,000 square feet of retail.

East Lansing's Jolly Pumpkin will be a full-service, 5,850 square foot restaurant located at the east corner of the Center City District retail.