The front doors on the massive, century old red brick church on West Scott Street are locked and chained shut, but for more than 100 years it was a thriving landmark in the faith community, the original home to the Baptist congregation that built it in 1879.

According to the Lansing State Journal, Ann Duchene bought the church in August and plans to transform the interior.

In a year she hopes to open something Grand Ledge doesn't have but that she thinks it's ready for.  A locally owned boutique Inn that will serve the community's popular wedding industry and promote her hometown.

Duchene has been developing the concept for 10 years and believes she has what it takes to pull it off.