What was once known as the Lansing City Market may become the Lansing Shuffleboard and Social Club, according to the Lansing State Journal.

Can I just say that I love this idea already. First of all, we need a nice location for a local social club and for a chance to play a fun game called shuffleboard. Okay, shuffleboard is not just for seniors, it's for anyone and everyone who loves to play the game.

Lansing Mayor Andy Schor said the project would represent a $3 million investment in the vacant facility that sits along the Grand River in downtown Lansing.

Here's the game plan if this whole thing comes together. Plans include food vendors as well as entertainment. Hey if you can't offer food while you're having fun, what's the point.

Community space and other amenities alongside shuffleboard facilities and a second floor mezzanine is also being discussed.

"Development firm Detroit Rising thinks it would be wise to offer a full size shuffleboard space to host leagues as well as casual players, with both indoor and outdoor courts." (LSJ)

"Lansing had previously provided around $80,000 per year in subsidies toward operating the City Market. The Shuffleboard and Social Club would not require a city subsidy." (LSJ)

Overall, I love the concept and hope it gets approved when the proposal for the Shuffleboard and Social Club facility will be presented to City Council at its Sept. 14 meeting.

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