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Developer seeks TIF approval to buy former surveying museum downtown

A Springfield developer is hoping to buy the downtown building that formerly housed the National Museum of Surveying, using $120,000 in TIF funds. Chris Nickell's 521 East LLC seeks to access TIF money for the purchase of 521 E. Washington St. The City of Springfield sought to buy the building with $425,000 in TIF funds [...]

MJ’s Fish and Chicken planning move to Enos Park with TIF help

Jerome Taylor addresses the Economic Development Commission on April 11. By Patrick Yeagle A popular Springfield eatery is hoping to establish a more permanent home with help from TIF funds. MJ's Fish and Chicken Express is seeking $55,000 in TIF money to relocate to Enos Park. The money would fund half of the [...]

Springfield Clock Shop moving downtown as Mekong Cafe plans ‘big changes’

By Patrick Yeagle A longtime Springfield clock retailer is moving downtown, clearing the way for changes at a neighboring restaurant. Springfield Clock Shop, formerly located at the intersection of South Grand Avenue and Second Street, is moving downtown to 629 E. Washington Ave. Ben McCormick, an employee at Springfield Clock Shop and brother of owner [...]

Kuchar joins Springfield Reprographics with sale of All About Signs

By Patrick Yeagle Business printing firm Springfield Reprographics announced this week the purchase of All About Signs, another Springfield printing company. Jim Kuchar Steve Wakefield, owner of Springfield Reprographics, said his company's signage and graphics division is absorbing All About Signs and its owner, Jim Kuchar. "Jim’s 30-plus years of experience in the signage [...]

Whalen Trucking buys Boesdorfer Trucking

By Patrick Yeagle Dennis Boesdorfer says trucking is all he's ever known. His father, Roland Boesdorfer, started Boesdorfer Trucking Inc. in Pleasant Plains in 1955, and Dennis Boesdorfer has been running the company with his wife, Monica, since the 1970s - almost as long as they've been married.  Now, he says it's time to step [...]

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