Public invited to stop at Lansing Journal table in front of Mancino’s
by Melanie Jongsma
LANSING, Ill. (June 29, 2021) – Borrowing an idea from Eric Crump at the Homewood-Flossmoor Chronicle, and partnering with the Todd family, who owns the business property at the corner of Ridge Road and Roy Street, The Lansing Journal will have a “Pop-Up Newsroom” presence at Lansing’s next Cruise Night, Saturday, July 10, 6:00 – 9:30pm.
The goal for the “Pop-Up Newsroom” is to give members of the community a chance to meet Lansing Journal staff in person, share story ideas, subscribe to the free Daily News email, and even register complaints. Publisher Melanie Jongsma and Managing Editor Josh Bootsma will both be at the event, along with unconfirmed others from the writing team.
Cruise Night brings hundreds of people to Ridge Road, including visitors from neighboring towns. Ridge Road businesses, particularly restaurants, take advantage of the opportunity to sell merchandise and interact with customers. The Lansing Journal does not have a physical location on Ridge Road, but after consulting with the Lansing Area Chamber (18155 Roy Street), the Journal’s request for space near Mancino’s Pizza and Grinders (3300 Ridge Road) was granted by Owner Amy Todd. The Pop-Up Newsroom will take the form of a folding table bedecked with a Lansing Journal banner.
Cruise Nights are sponsored by the Lansing Association for Community Events (LACE). Additional information can be found at the:
- Cruise Night: It’s not about the cars (2017 article)
- First Cruise Night of the year starts Saturday, June 12 (June 9, 2021, article)
- Top student fundraisers win lunch at Mancino’s (December 2018 article)