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Campbell now says she didn't realize just how long Lansing's machinery would take. "What people [don't understand] is the city council is just one little approval process," she says. "Then you have to go through the state government, and that takes four to twelve months." In the meantime she faced an expensive build-out to bring the space up to code if she really wanted to use it as a restaurant. She says that she didn't have the money for the renovations and just couldn't see limping through the holiday season without a liquor license. Says a clearly dispirited Campbell, "That's just not something I can do."
[Originally published in October, 2008.]