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& City of East Lansing

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Eating Out
Selected pubs and restaurants within *walking distance of Hamlet Circle
(Click on name for web link)

Applebee'sApplebee's -
2450 Coolidge Road.  Phone 517-336-5926.
American. A chain, but reasonable quality, reasonable prices.

Jimmy'sJimmy's -
16804 Chandler Road. Phone: 517-374-7100.
More than a pub - reasonable prices and sometimes some imaginative dishes -- try the seared tuna. Good beer.

Lou&HarryLou & Harry's Greek Grill
Chandler Road - NOW CLOSED


Maru SushiMaru Sushi & Grill -
1500 W. Lake Lansing Road -- Not unreasonable for what may be the best sushi in town. Oddly their website menu does not list prices -- so click to download our PDF copies: Maru Dinner Menu   Maru Lunch Menu.  House wines are $6 a glass or $22 a bottle. Local beer from $3.50. "Happy Hour", on weekday late afternoons and all day Sunday, features two special rolls -- announced on the day.


Yummy Yum
16800 Chandler Rd  - (517) 708-0087. Authentic, homecooked Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. Good prices, good food. Not much of an ambiance and no wine or beer. On the other hand, a very easy walk. Good choice -- particularly for takeout.


* NOTE:  
"Walking distance" = up to one mile. 
If a mile is too far for you to walk,
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Recommended restaurants a *two-mile drive from Hamlet Circle
(i.e., *European walking distance -- and maybe American walking distance when Coleman Road extends to Eastwood Mall)
Bravo Cucina Italiana -
2970 Towne Centre Blvd. Phone: 517-485-3779. Relaxed atmosphere and good Italian food at fair prices. For best value try the "Lighter Side of Rome" -- not just lighter but better dishes.  Their "matto tavolo" table wines make acceptable value alternatives to the wine menu.
Mitchell's Fish Market -
2975 Preyde Blvd, Eastwood Towne Centre. Phone: 517- 482-3474. Unfairly labeled as "expensive",  it need not be and offers excellent quality at a reasonable price. The "prix fixe" is a bargain choice of three-course meals for $19.95 -- and Happy Hour even more. Yes, it's a chain -- but it's not MacDonalds or  Red Lobster!
P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro  -
2425 Lake Lansing Rd. Eastwood Towne Centre.517-267-3833. Again a chain, but again one that offers both quality and value. You do not have to be a Chinese food aficionado to enjoy the variety of dishes on offer. Hint: if in doubt, pig out on a selection of the highly tempting appetizers. And look out for their "happy hour" deals.
La Senorita
- 2706 Lake Lansing Road - 517-485-1066. Spacious Tex-Mex. Friendly. Enjoy the free nachos with three sauces. Food is not great but tequila, margaritas and good beers on tap help to make up for it. Good for large groups.
Smokey Bones
-  2401 Lake Lansing Rd - 517-316-9973. Not perhaps great for vegetarians, but, if you like barbecue taste, quality is surprisingly good. If you have kids and cannot get into PF Chang, it' can be a fun and different alternative. Good beer at good prices.
 Of course, there's a downside to eating out too often:
Eating out

and to help offset that downside, click on the image to see where to go

Hamlet Circle Residents:
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City of East Lansing

City Contacts
City Offices
410 Abbott Road. Phone: 517-337-1731. Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Trash collection:  Every Thursday morning  (except public holidays). Containers should be placed outside on the street curb by 7:30 AM. For your trash cart, call (517) 337-9459 - fee $60. Too much for your bin? Buy yellow bags from the city for your extra items, and leave out with trash for same Thursday pickup.

Recycling: Every alternate Thursday morning. Click here to download 2016 Recycling Schedule.

Bulk item pickup (e.g. beds, carpets, old appliances): call (517) 319-6872 for stickers at $15 each for Monday pick up. Stickers can be purchased at City Hall (Treasury window) at 410 Abbot Road. Leave item with green sticker curbside on a Monday morning after calling no later than the preceding Friday. 

City Taxes: Call (517) 319-6826. Note: new home purchasers should call to check that their "PRE Affidavit" (claiming principal residence) has been duly registered.

Utility Contacts
Board of Water & Light - - (517) 702-6006 

Consumers Energy - - 1 800-477-5050

CABLE: For cable connection, call Comcast at (800) 266-2278 or go
DSL: For DSL (or ADSL), call AT&T at 1-800-288-2020 or go


For cable connection, call Comcast at (800) 266-2278 or go
DISH Network: Call 1-888-359-8966 or go to
Direct TV: Call-888-777-2454 or go to


Parks & Recreation
Hawks Nest Park
For nature trails, picnic areas and children's playgrounds, the City of Lansing's Hawks Nest Park (with access currently under construction) is across Coleman Road and down Shearwater Lane. Click for details.
Family Aquatic Center
Barely a mile away at 6400 Abbott Road, this water park offers slides, pools and activities. Click for details.
Abbott Road Park
This city park, accessible from Abbott Road (just south of Coleman on the right) or through the woods bordering Villas at Stratford Place is  the gateway to 4.5 miles of nature trails, connecting eight community parks. Click to download brochure and map of the city's Northern Tier Trail.

Hannah Community Center
819 Abbott Road. Phone:517-333-2580.  The City of East Lansing's Hannah Community Center features a wide range of activities, puls pool and fitness center. Click for details.