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Curate is now open

Curate, a small plate restaurant and wine bar offering various ethnic cuisines, has opened at 2930 Plaza Drive in The Gables shopping center. Curate is located in the building formerly occupied by McCormick’s Smokehouse, which closed at the end of 2018. Owners Dan and Nickey Sperry, along with co-owner and executive chef Justin Richardson, also [...]

By |December 4th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Understanding the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act seminar

Do you have questions about how the upcoming legalization of recreational marijuana will affect your business? The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting a seminar to assist with understanding the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, which will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Attorneys from Brown Hay & Stephens LLP will discuss what this [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Events|0 Comments

John S. Herring, Sr. joins INCIL as new executive director

The Illinois Network of Centers for Independent Living (INCIL), a statewide disability advocacy organization, has hired John S. Herring, Sr. as its new executive director. The vacancy resulted from Ryan Croke’s departure to become the chief of staff for the Illinois Department of Human Services. Croke had served the organization since 2017 following founding executive [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: People on the Move|0 Comments

Keller Williams Capital relocates

After just two years in the Springfield market, Keller Williams Capital has moved to a larger office space. As of Nov. 15, the real estate firm moved from 3435 Liberty Dr. to a nearby office at 3171 Robbins Rd. “We’ve grown, so we needed more space for our agents and a bigger training room,” said [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Taqueria el Paisa is now open

After working in Mexican restaurants for more than 20 years, Oscar Alvarado has now opened his own restaurant. Taqueria el Paisa is located at 1827 North Peoria Rd. in the building that originally housed Java Express, and more recently, Taste of Windy City. Alvarado was the general manager of Los Agaves, which closed in 2017. [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Building permit roundup – Nov. 11 – Nov. 17

BY STACIE LEWIS Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Nov. 11 and Nov. 17, 2019. Siciliano, Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for an interior demolition at 3501 Winchester Rd. The owner is the contractor and the project is valued at $7,500. Central Illinois Trade Services, LLC obtained a [...]

By |November 20th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

Design Ideas Holiday Store

After a five-year hiatus, Design Ideas is bringing back its holiday store to Springfield. All the merchandise is sold at a loss and Design Ideas covers the overhead to operate the store so that all proceeds can be donated to local charities. The four nonprofit organizations splitting this year’s sales are The Animal Protective League, [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jim Klein joins HLR

Jim Klein has joined HLR as a senior structural engineer and will be working out of the engineering firm’s Springfield office, located at 3085 Stevenson Dr.  Klein has more than  40 years of experience with transportation-related and structural projects in both the public and private sectors. His responsibilities at HLR will include supervision of civil [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments