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Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory coming to Scheels

Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory, a retail candy and specialty toy franchiser, has entered into a master franchise agreement with Scheels All Sports, Inc., who have positioned themselves as the world’s largest retailer of sports, fashion and footwear. The agreement states that Fuzziwig’s will open three stores during the next year and a half, with the first [...]

By |September 20th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Trinity Lutheran Church, Ferguson Building, Binny’s

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church obtained a permit to build an addition onto the church located at 220 S. Second St. Joyner Construction Services is the contractor, and the project is valued at $700,000. Bright New Day Investments, Inc., obtained a permit to renovate the entrance of the Ferguson Building, located at 524 E. Monroe St. [...]

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

Brewing supply store opens in Springfield

By Patrick Yeagle Jeremy (left) and Blake Burris of Capitol City Brewing Supply. Photo courtesy of Blake Burris. Springfield beer and wine brewers have a new option for supplies with the opening of Capitol City Brewing Supply this week. Owned by father-son team Jeremy and Blake Burris, the new shop opened Aug. 30. [...]

By |August 30th, 2017|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Former Goodwill building to house different nonprofit – Building permit roundup

By Patrick Yeagle The former Goodwill building at 815 N. 11th St. is undergoing renovation to house Capitol Reuse Center Inc. The former Goodwill building on North 11th Street in Springfield is slated to become the new headquarters for a different nonprofit. Capitol Reuse Center Inc. purchased the building at 815 N. 11th [...]

Building permit roundup – Aug. 16, 2017

The City of Springfield recently issued the following permits: Capitol Reuse Center LLC obtained a permit for non-structural demolition at 815 N. 11th St. Mark Iversen is the contractor. The project is valued at $3,000. The City of Springfield obtained a permit for remodeling, tuck pointing and sealant work at 800 E. Monroe. The project [...]

Oak Ridge Cemetery seeks new tourism signage – Zoning board roundup

The Springfield Planning and Zoning Commission is slated to consider a zoning reclassification for 101 W. North Grand Ave. to allow for new signage directing visitors to Oak Ridge Cemetery. The request by Cooney Clan LLC and Oak Ridge Cemetery Foundation would allow new signage directing people to the cemetery, Lincoln's Tomb and the African [...]

City demolishes former Ridgely village hall after legal battle – Building permit roundup

By Patrick Yeagle Ponics Project owner Jeremy Mann, shown here at his building in 2016, had hoped to establish a hydroponic garden and community center at 1901 Elizabeth St. Photo by Patrick Yeagle. The City of Springfield this week began demolishing a north-end building constructed in 1885. A demolition permit was issued this [...]

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