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New restaurants to open

Two new restaurants are preparing to open in the 200 block of South Fifth St. in downtown Springfield. In April, SBJ reported that Tacology 101 was closing its second location at 210 S. Fifth St., next to Floyd’s Thirst Parlor, which was previously occupied by the sushi restaurant Stop and Roll. The space will now reopen [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Illinois State Museum director appointed

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko has been appointed director of the Illinois State Museum by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). The appointment is the result of a nationwide search by a special committee of the State Museum board. “We’re extremely excited to have Cinnamon on board as the new director of the Illinois State Museum,” said [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Momentum on Main Street workshop

Downtown Springfield, Inc. is holding a workshop on Wednesday, June 26 entitled “Momentum on Main Street: What to Know Before You Buy” from 4-5:30 p.m. at The Incubator, 11 W. Old State Capitol Plaza. Have you thought about purchasing a downtown building or investing in a downtown property? In this how-to session produced by DSI’s [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – June 3 – June 9

  BY STACIE LEWIS Strategic Lincoln LLC in care of Strategic Properties of NA obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for 520 S. Second St. Vertical Limit is the contractor and the project is valued at $15,000. 4590 Industrial Dr., Inc. obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for 4596 S. Industrial Ave.  AMF Electrical Contractor [...]

By |June 12th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

A new café with a past

Tony Leone’s Innkeepers Café opens in January By Cinda Ackerman Klickna In the midst of parking lots along Madison Street, across from the Department of Revenue Willard Ice Building, sits a home built in 1918 by Italian immigrant Peter Leone. It has now been transformed into a coffee shop scheduled to open in early 2019. [...]

By |June 11th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Annual Small Business Awards

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce’s annual Small Business Awards will be held on Tuesday, June 18 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza Springfield. The awards program recognizes area small business owners for their outstanding achievements in five different categories: a nonprofit business director; a new and emerging business owner; small business owner [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

All Star Kutz moves to new location

All Star Kutz, a basketball-themed barbershop currently located on the lower level of White Oaks Mall, is moving to a new location. Saturday, June 8 will be the first day of business at 2504 S. MacArthur Blvd. in Springfield. All Star Kutz will occupy a 4,000 square foot suite adjacent to Ace Bicycle Shop that [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

GoWeb1 hires Amanda Zoschke

Amanda Zoschke has joined GoWeb1, located at 400 S. Grand Ave. in Springfield, as a graphic designer. Owner Mark Roberts said, “Amanda's creative and technical skills are the perfect addition to GoWeb1 as we continue to set ourselves apart with creating first-in-class websites, social media content, logos, photography and a full array of branding assets [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Teen is new owner of Paris Cleaners

After 110 years, a longtime family-owned business in Springfield has transitioned to a new family. In 1909, Carl David Franke and his brother, Franz Franke, opened Paris City Cleaners and Furriers. The business eventually become known as Paris Cleaners but remained in the family for four generations. Bette Franke, 96, married into the family business [...]

By |June 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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