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Toby Dean opens new Farmers Insurance agency on Springfield’s west side

On Dec. 1, Toby Dean opened a new Farmers Insurance agency at 3330 Ginger Creek Dr., Suite B, in Springfield. The office is located in same building as Denmar Builders and SCORE. Farmers Insurance, one of the largest personal line insurers in the U.S., offers a full line of products for both businesses and consumers. [...]

By |December 13th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup — Dec 13

The following building and zoning permits were approved by the city of Springfield between Dec. 4, 2017 and Dec. 10, 2017: US Bank Real Estate Corp has obtained a commercial demolition permit for 205 S. Fifth St. The permit covers the interior demolition of existing walls, ceiling and flooring on the ninth and tenth floors. [...]

By |December 11th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Dec. 6

The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Nov. 27, 2017 and Dec. 3, 2017: St. John’s Hospital has obtained a commercial foundation permit for 500 N. Ninth St. The permit covers the Madison Street parking ramp at St. John’s Hospital. The contractor is Springfield-based O’Shea Builders, and the [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

James A. Lesniak & Co. to close after 36 years of business

On Dec. 1, local title company James A. Lesniak & Co. announced that they would be closing at the end of this year. An announcement was emailed to clients: “After 36 years of helping Springfield to buy, sell and refinance real estate, we have made the difficult decision to close the business. We will cease [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup — Nov 29

The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Nov. 20, 2017 and Nov. 26, 2017: Denise Ferro has obtained a commercial remodeling permit for 414 E. Monroe St. The permit covers the subdividing of the first floor of the building into two tenant spaces. The contractor is unknown, and [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Second location added for Eye Candy Boutique, now featuring salon services

Eye Candy Boutique has opened a second location, along with the addition of salon services. The original store, Eye Candy Boutique, will remain at 2404 W. Jefferson Suite B, in Springfield. The new boutique, plus Eye Candy Salon & Spa, will be located at 3001 W. White Oaks Dr. Suite C, in Springfield. Owner Alinda [...]

By |November 29th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Nov 22

The following building and zoning permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Nov. 13, 2017 and Nov. 19, 2017: Springfield Mass Transit has obtained a permit for a commercial building addition at 1110 S. Ninth St. The permit covers the demolition of the existing block building, the rebuilding of the north-end wall on [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

New retail holiday pop-up The Toy Shop opens in downtown Springfield

The latest retail holiday pop-up is The Toy Shop, at 407 E. Adams St., located next to Café Moxo in a space that was formerly home to the law office of Cavanagh & O’Hara. Two Springfield moms, Sharon Havey and Nancy Peterson, had both independently thought about such a venture and felt there was a [...]

By |November 21st, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Rock Candy now open for unique holiday gifts

With so many small businesses in Springfield and new ones opening all the time, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. However, having a life-size replica of a Tyrannosaurus rex skull in your front window is one way to get people’s attention. Rock Candy opened for business on Nov. 4, and while [...]

By |November 15th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Nov 9

Capital City Trust, C/O Mid-America Asset Management has obtained a commercial remodeling permit for AMC Springfield 8, located at 2945 S. Dirksen Parkway. The permit covers interior and exterior remodeling, MEP renovations, fixtures furnishings and equipment replacement. The contractor is Madison, Wisconsin-based Tri-North Builders, and the project is valued at $2,247,973. Shop N Save, Inc. [...]

By |November 8th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments
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