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Building permit roundup – Oct 18

The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct. 9, 2017 and Oct. 15, 2017: Amerco Real Estate Co. has obtained a permit to add a small free-standing steel frame structure to U-Haul Building B, located at 410 Bruns Lane. The contractor is Michael Francher, and the project is [...]

Perten Instruments to move into former Blue Cross Blue Shield building

Perten Instruments, a leading supplier of analytical instruments to the food and agricultural industries, will be relocating their Springfield office to a new location. The global health innovator will relocate from their current Springfield office at 6444 S. Sixth St. Frontage Road into the lower level of the former Blue Cross Blue Shield building at [...]

Building permit roundup – Oct. 4

The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Sept. 25, 2017 and Oct. 1, 2017: Honda of Illinois has obtained a permit for an external solar panel array at 2450 Prairie Crossing Dr. The contractor is Springfield-based B & B Electrical, Inc., and the project is valued at $49,256. [...]

Casa Real shutters North Grand location to open new restaurant

On Monday, Sept. 25, Jose Lopez, Jr., owner of Casa Real, announced plans to close the doors to Casa Real’s flagship north side restaurant, located on North Grand Avenue. The last day of business for the North Grand Avenue location was Saturday, Sept. 30. Although the restaurant, which has served the north side of Springfield [...]

Building permit roundup – Sept. 27

The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Sept. 18, 2017, and Sept. 24, 2017: Heritage Healthcare has obtained a permit to build a new portable storage unit at 900 N. Rutledge. The storage unit will be 240 sq. ft., and the project is valued at $6,400. The contractor [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

Master barber and owner of Jones Chop Shop passes away

Craig Matthew Jones, owner and master barber of Jones’ Chop Shop, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 20, at Memorial Medical Center. A 1999 graduate of Lanphier High School and longtime Springfield resident, Jones was the owner and master barber of Jones Chop Shop, located at 1022 W. Lawrence Ave., in Springfield. Jones was voted “Best Barber” [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

H.D. Smith to lease portion of Wells Fargo building

H.D. Smith, the United States’ largest privately held pharmaceutical wholesale distributor, announced a plan on Sept. 19 to relocate a portion of their Springfield employees to a new location later this fall. H.D. Smith employs 1,000 associates, approximately 375 of whom work out of Springfield for the company’s flagship headquarters, which are located at 3063 [...]

By |September 27th, 2017|Categories: Business News|0 Comments

New location for Fresh Visions Community Church

The Fresh Visions Community Church congregation is scheduled to move into their new building at 1551 J. David Jones Parkway on Thursday, Sept. 21. The church is currently located at 2400 N. Grand Ave. E. O’Shea Builders of Springfield is the contractor for the new facility. To celebrate the new building, the community is invited [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Business News, Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Local Godfather’s Pizza franchisees purchases Dew Chilli Parlor

Mike Monseur and John Leskovisek, the owners of three central Illinois Godfather’s Pizza franchises, recently purchased the Dew Chilli Parlor from Mark Roberts III, located at 1216 S. Fifth St., in Springfield. The historic chilli parlor is located just a half-block off Route 66, and has a strong tradition of serving tavern-style chilli. Monseur and [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Business News, People on the Move|0 Comments

Big changes at Rolling Meadows Brewery

In the wake of the passing of Connie Regan, the operations manager and a co-founder of Rolling Meadows Brewery, the local craft brewery near Cantrall announces several new phases of development. Rolling Meadows Brewery is now operating under the name Rolling Meadows Farm Brewery. The name change pays testament to the rural location of the [...]

By |September 21st, 2017|Categories: Business News, People on the Move|0 Comments
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