More Restuarant Closings….

9 01 2009

Noticed a few nights ago that Charlie Kang’s II on South Cedar in Lansing closed their doors.  There’s a for sale sign in the window.  I don’t eat Chinese or Korean, but I had heard from other people that the place was really good.  I drive by there pretty much every day and I never saw more than one or two cars in the parking though. 

Also, Eat! Lansing posted on his site that China Gourmet in the Lansing Mall has also closed.  That makes two places in the mall alone tha have closed up shop. 

Neither are places that I would eat at, but I hate to see restaurants…good restaurants close.  I’m sure as I drive around town, I’ll be adding more posts like this for a while.   Not good.

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Zeus’ Coney Island – Lansing

9 01 2009
  • 6525 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Lansing, MI 48911
  • (517) 272-7900
  • No Known Website
  • Menu

Zeus' Coney Island on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing

On our first day in Lansing when we were apartment hunting, the first restaurant we saw after getting off of I-96 was Zeus’ Coney Island on Pennsylvania Avenue.  At that time, I had no idea what a Coney Island restaurant was and wondered why a Greek restaurant had a name I associated with New York City.

For ten months now, J and I have been saying we need to go to Zeus’.  The parking lot is always packed and a couple of her co-workers are regulars at the Greek diner.  After what seems like several days of snow, we finally decided to give it a shot.  You see, I have the four wheel drive, so when it snows, I usually end up taking J back to work after her dinner break.  When it really snows, I take her at the start of her shift.  Instead of making four trips back and forth, we just end up going out to dinner instead of coming home for dinner.  When I dropped her off, I didn’t know the snow was going to taper off by 7:00, so I said I wanted to stay on this side of town.  J suggested Zeus’ and I didn’t argue.

Zeus’ Coney Island sits on Pennsylvania between Cedar Street and the I-96 ramps.  It’s one of two restaurants owned by the same people.  The other is in Brighton.  There’s no way you can head down Pennsylvania and not see it.  The building looks like an old Wendy’s or some other type of fast food.  There are two huge signs that stick to the simple color palette of the Greek flag.  Read the rest of this entry »