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Firehouse Subs returning to Springfield

Firehouse Subs is returning to Springfield after a four-year absence. The restaurant operated at 4151 W. Wabash Ave. from 2012-2018 and is now preparing to reopen in the same location. The new owner/operator, Larry Webb, is a U.S. Army veteran and longtime franchisee with the company. In addition to Springfield, Webb owns Firehouse Subs locations [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Taco John’s coming to Sangamon County

Taco John’s is coming to Sangamon County, with a location currently under construction in Riverton. The quick-service restaurant will occupy 2000 square feet in the Riverton Travel America truck stop complex at the Overpass Road exit on I-72, just east of Springfield. “This is our first Taco John’s project, so we are very excited to [...]

By |August 5th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

The Wakery, a late-night coffee shop and dry bar, planned for downtown Springfield.

The Wakery, a late-night coffee shop and dry bar, is in the works for downtown Springfield. “Everything to do downtown after 5 p.m. is a restaurant or bar,” said Elizabeth Wake, who envisions offering the downtown community other options. “We want to provide a positive nightlife atmosphere and build up an inclusive, non-alcoholic community.” While [...]

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building Permits – July 25 – July 31, 2022

CGM Management, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for a façade remodel from 421 E. Adams Street to 5 SW Old State Capitol. Colin McHale is the contractor and the project is valued at $39,000. Springfield Clinic, LLP obtained a commercial building permit for a new medical office building at 3501 Old Jacksonville Road. O’Shea [...]

By |August 3rd, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

BLH Computers recycles electronic waste for customers near and far

By Karen Ackerman Witter BLH Computers, Inc. is the largest computer and electronics recycling facility in the area. Many individuals take their outdated electronics to BLH in Laketown Shopping Center on Stevenson Drive. BLH also has facilities in Taylorville and Jacksonville. In 2021, BLH collected 3.1 million pounds of material, of which 2.4 million pounds [...]

By |August 1st, 2022|Categories: Article, Business News|0 Comments

Keefner’s closes after no buyer is found

Keefner’s has closed a week earlier than planned after a buyer for the restaurant couldn’t be found. The final day of operations was Sunday, July 24. Owner Angie Keefner-Grieser told SBJ earlier this month the restaurant would close at the end of July if she hadn’t identified a buyer by then. The business was listed [...]

By |July 29th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Thompson Center sale finalized with Google to be building’s lone occupant

By Peter Hancock, Capitol News Illinois After years of failed efforts that spanned multiple administrations, the state has finalized the sale of the controversial James R. Thompson Center in Chicago to a company that will make it the new Chicago home of tech giant Google. Gov. JB Pritzker made the announcement during a news conference [...]

By |July 28th, 2022|Categories: Business News, News|0 Comments

Sikich LLP relocates Springfield office

Sikich LLP is relocating its Springfield office, but the firm isn’t moving far. The company, which provides accounting, audit, tax, consulting and technology services, has been located at 3201 W. White Oaks Drive for the past 13 years. As of July 31, Sikich will be operating out of 3051 Hollis Drive, which is also home [...]

By |July 27th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings, News|0 Comments

Building Permits – July 18 – July 24, 2022

Cedar Point Owner, LLC obtained a commercial roofing permit for 166 Seven Pines road, #1654-1656. Lauts Exteriors, LLC is the contractor and the project is valued at $21,840. A roofing permit was also obtained for 1666 Seven Pines Road, #1662-1664. Lauts Exteriors, LLC is the contractor and this project is valued at $23,400. Wesly Osvaldo [...]

By |July 27th, 2022|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments