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Grab-A-Java changes hands

Grab-A-Java, Springfield’s first drive-thru coffee shop, has been sold to new owners Bill and Vicky Legge. Long-time local residents Meg Evans and Peter Lazare founded the business, which will celebrate its 22 anniversary next month. The Legges say they both plan to keep their day jobs; Bill is the executive director for the Boys and [...]

Café Coco looking for a new location

Café Coco, which has been located at 3705 N. Dirksen Parkway for nearly six years, is now looking for a new location. Owner Connie DiCenso said that in March of this year, a health inspector questioned the adequacy of the kitchen  hood. After an inspection by the county’s mechanical engineer, the property owner was issued [...]

By |October 18th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just Right Eating is expanding

Just Right Eating, a local meal delivery service that focuses on offering healthy options, is expanding.  In addition to the meal delivery service, Just Right Eating will now offer an eatery with options for dine in or pick up. The eatery will be open six days a week for lunch or dinner and will also [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Final BankNotes seminar coming up

Marine Bank will be hosting the final BankNotes seminar of 2018 on Oct. 23 at Panther Creek Country Club. “Will Your Business Survive: Planning for the Future” will be presented by Pamela Hart, partner at Scott & Scott P.C. Hart will discuss how to plan a successful transition for your business. Lunch will begin at 11:30 [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: Events, News|0 Comments

Charles White has joined the U.S. Small Business Administration

Charles White, a veteran loan officer with nearly 20 years of experience helping Illinois small business owners access capital, has joined the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Illinois District Office as a lender relations specialist. In his new role at the SBA’s Springfield branch, White will conduct trainings and other outreach activities across downstate Illinois to [...]

By |October 17th, 2018|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct. 8 and Oct. 14, 2018.

Building permit roundup – Oct. 17 BY STACIE LEWIS Bonstores Realty Two, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for renovation work at Michaels at White Oaks Mall, 2501 W. Wabash.  The Law Company, Inc. of Wichita, KS is the contractor and the project is valued at $1,500,000. Trieger & Paoni, LLC obtained a commercial remodel [...]

By |October 16th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Sun Thai to open soon

In May of this year, Jamie Loftus announced that he had sold No Agenda 321, a bar and tapas restaurant located at 321 N. Main Street in Chatham, to Jose Lopez, who also owns and operates the Casa Real and Tacos Pepe restaurants in Springfield. However, the business has already changed hands again and is [...]

By |October 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments


Work continues on the former First United Methodist Church downtown, which is being renamed Centre@501. The building, which has been vacant since 2008, is undergoing an $8.4 million redevelopment to convert the space to 25 residential units as well as commercial space. Funding is being provided through a variety of sources, including New Market Tax [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Memorial hosts Be Aware Women’s Fair

The Be Aware Women's Fair, hosted by Memorial Medical Center, will return to the Illinois State Fairgrounds for its ninth annual event on Saturday, Oct. 13. An estimated 2,000 people are expected to converge on the Orr Building for Memorial's Be Aware Women’s Fair, which will run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. A $5 [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments
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