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Try something new at Nu-Voh

BY TOM PAVLIK Although I love a good steak, I get particularly animated over more esoteric dishes like steak tartare or roasted bone marrow.  It’s the kind of food that gets me excited, but not the type of fare usually seen in the capital city. So I was excited when I first saw Nu-Voh’s food-forward [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

FWAI builds a legacy

By David Blanchette Much of what is recognizable in Springfield has a connection to FWAI Architects Inc., but it’s something else that gives the firm’s founder the greatest sense of pride.  “Hiring good staff. We’ve fortunately always had good staff,” said Carl Fischer, who founded the firm with his wife, Kay, in 1976. “We’ve also [...]

By |January 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Time for small-scale development

By Lisa Clemmons Stott Here’s another version of “shop local” you may not have considered: anyone can become a local developer. That’s the premise of the Incremental Development Alliance (IDA), a nonprofit consortium of people developing their own new construction or rehab projects and whose shared goal is to cultivate 1,000 other “small” developers in [...]

Building homes, growing a business

Phil Zinn, of Zinn Construction in Sherman, has been building homes for 15 years BY ZACHARY ROTH When Phil Zinn takes you through his offices, there are pictures of some shiny, modern homes built with the latest and greatest in homebuilding technology. And then, there are other houses, maybe without the bells and whistles, but [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

For Dale Becker, giving is a win-win-win

KEB makes giving back part of its corporate culture BY JANET SEITZ For Dale Becker, the benefits of charitable giving add up, both personally and professionally. Becker is a CPA and partner with the Springfield accounting and management consulting firm Kerber, Eck, & Braeckel (KEB). Becker became involved in charitable efforts, “almost out of the [...]

By |February 28th, 2018|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Change in ownership for State House Inn

The State House Inn, located at 101 E. Adams in Springfield, is undergoing a rebranding as part of a recent ownership change. General manager Jerald Harris stated that the prior owners sold the hotel on November 8, 2017. He explained that they are now owned by Packard Hospitality Group out of San Diego, California. “We’re [...]

The proud history of architecture in Illinois

For the bicentennial, recognizing 200 great places BY MIKE WALDINGER Illinois could use a reminder of what we are capable of as well as something to look forward to. The bicentennial taking place in 2018 is the perfect occasion to find perspective and purpose. From an architectural point of view, there’s a lot to be [...]

By |January 30th, 2018|Categories: Secondary Feature|0 Comments

Riedesel takes on new opportunity at Illini Country Club

Rich Riedesel, who has been with the Sangamo Club for 24 years, has accepted a position with Illini Country Club. He currently serves as the assistant general manager for Sangamo Club and his last day will be February 24. Riedesel, who is originally from Springfield, was involved in the opening of the Renaissance Hotel (now [...]

Constitution Drive strip center sold

After nearly five years of vacancy, the strip center on Constitution Drive, just south of Target, should be seeing quite a bit of activity soon. In 2013, the two largest occupants moved out when Carpet Weavers relocated to Prairie Crossing and Friar Tuck expanded to a new building on West Wabash. Since then, the 28,400 [...]

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