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Businesses Prep For A Summer With Less Students

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EAST LANSING, MICH. (WLNS) - With thousands of students leaving for home during the summer, the streets of east Lansing is going to get much quieter.

And some like the idea of that.

“It’s less busy, way more chill, there's not as many kids. its more relaxing I would say,” said Emma Tuskey, graduating senior at Michigan State University.

“Its pretty quiet, easy to get on campus. Businesses are quiet also,” said Justin Klesmith, graduate student at Michigan State University.

Places like Crunchy's do see a small dip in sales. In the summer only 8 thousand students stick around, versus nearly 50 thousand in the fall
“Little less late night business, but for the most part the students that stick around are able to have a beer,” said Mike Krueger, General Manager at Crunchy’s.

The Student Book Store also feels the effects of the season change, and don't have as many employees working.
“We see a dip in sales and we carry about half the staff, as far as part time,” said Mike Wylie assistant Manager at the Student Book Store.

But even if sales are down at bars and stores---other summer events help generate business back.
“You've got the art festival, the Great Lakes Folk Festival and the city puts on a number of little weekend concerts,” said Wylie.

While the atmosphere may change when the weather gets warm...there’s always something to do in East Lansing.

”Everyone should experience a summer in east Lansing, because its fun, its laid back its nice,” said Tuskey. 
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