The last two years have been tumultuous for many businesses, particularly restaurants.

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Due to the pandemic, restaurants have had to find creative ways to continue to serve customers, while also dealing with higher food costs and the difficulty of finding enough staff.

SEE ALSO: Restaurants That Lansing Lost in 2022

Sadly, along the way, we saw some local Lansing area restaurants close their doors for the last time. It's always sad to see a business close, especially ones that meant so much to the community.

Lansing Area Restaurants That Opened in 2022

On the brighter side of things, we saw many restaurants open their doors for the first time this year, and even some that re-opened their doors after a bit of a struggle. It's so amazing to see businesses opening nowadays. To see which restaurants were able to open their doors for the first time this year, check out the list below.

Tannin

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Tannin is a restaurant that was able to reopen this year. After closing in April due to staffing shortages, Tannin reopened its doors this November. 

Raising Cane's

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Raising Cane's announced its first Michigan location in February of this year. From announcement to opening, it only took eight months, as it opened in East Lansing on October 18th, 2022.

Savvy Sliders

Kristen Matthews, TSM Lansing
Kristen Matthews, TSM Lansing
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Savvy Sliders opened their Okemos location in October 2022.

Joe's on Jolly

Kristen Matthews, TSM Lansing
Kristen Matthews, TSM Lansing
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Joe's on Jolly opened this past September.

Saroki's Crispy Chicken & Pizza

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Saroki's opened its location in Haslett near the end of August 2022.

Goodfella's East Lansing

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Photo courtesy of Kristen Matthews/TSM Lansing
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The Downtown East Lansing location of Goodfellas Bagel Deli opened in September.

Goodfella's Lansing

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The Goodfellas location inside the Capital City Market in Downtown Lansing opened its doors near the end of August 2022.

Dickey's Barbeque Pit

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Courtesy of Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing
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Dickey's Barbeque Pit in Frandor opened for business just before Thanksgiving in November 2022.

Detroit Wing Company

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Photos courtesy of Kristen Matthews and Detroit Wing Co. via Facebook
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The Detroit Wing Co. on Lansing's south side opened up in mid-July 2022.

Mr. Corned Beef

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Courtesy of Kristen Matthews TSM Lansing
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Mr. Corned Beef closed in early August 2022. However, we were happy to see them reopen at the end of October 2022.

Red Haven

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Patrons of Red Haven had to say goodbye to it in June of this year. However, while the day-to-day restaurant portion closed, the owners did reopen it with different intentions. Red Haven now focuses on events and pop-up dining experiences.

Crumbl Cookies

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Photo courtesy of Ashley Chesney (used with permission)
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Crumbl Cookies just opened its west Lansing location on December 2nd, 2022.

Grand Grillin

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Photo courtesy of Robert Perro (used with permission)
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Grand Grillin was another recent open, as its first day was December 1st, 2022.

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