A well-known Springfield restaurant is preparing to reopen this weekend, although with a new name and a new operator. The building that has housed various incarnations of Norb Andy’s Tabarin since 1937 will now be home to a seafood restaurant called Anchors Away. The operator, Jeff Moore, had a restaurant by the same name in [...]
FWAI Architects Inc. has recently hired three additional employees. The firm, located at 1 Northwest Plaza in downtown Springfield, has been responsible for a wide variety of both local and statewide projects over the past 40 years. Josh Siterlet, AIA, an NCARB Certified Architect, comes to FWAI Architects Inc. with 14 years of experience in [...]
This Saturday, downtown boutique Urban Sassafras is opening a second location at 407 E. Adams Street with merchandise geared towards children. The Kiddos shop, next to Café Moxo and across from Kidzeum, will be open on Saturdays with a possibility for open hours on Sundays once the Kidzeum opens in late July. Shop owner Cassandra [...]
Here Today, a discount store with an ever-changing inventory of items at closeout prices, is getting ready to open a Springfield location at 1774 West Wabash. Evans Construction is the general contractor for the $1,195,000 project currently under construction in the Chatham Square Shopping Center. An 8800 square foot addition is being built on to [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between May 7, 2018 and May 13, 2018.
Building permit roundup – May 16 BY STACIE LEWIS Trust 413-015 in care of United Community Bank TR D obtained a commercial demolition permit for an interior, non-structural demotion at 1400 S. 8th Street. Zach and Garrett Pierson are the contractors and the project is valued at $5,000. All-C Construction, Inc. obtained a commercial demolition [...]
Springfield has been without The Pasta House Co. since 2012 when local franchisee Joe Rupnik closed the location at 2800 Southwest Plaza. The building was sold to Quattro Development, which turned it into a four unit retail center. However, Rupnik retained the franchise rights and expressed intentions all along of opening in a new location. [...]
Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP has announced the admission of three new partners to the Springfield office effective May 1: Josh Clark, Kirsten Kienzler and Bethany Jaeger. Clark joined the Springfield office of Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP in 2004 and has approximately 14 years of accounting experience. Josh earned his Bachelor of Science and [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Apr. 30 and May 6, 2018.
Building permit roundup – May 9 BY STACIE LEWIS Illinois State Police Heritage obtained a commercial building permit for the Illinois State Police Memorial Park site at 615 E. Lawrence. R. D. Lawrence is the contractor and the project is valued at $2,580,000. The Springfield Police Department obtained a new commercial building permit for a [...]
Innovation awards spotlight entrepreneur spirit By Zachary Roth There were some award categories at the inaugural Illinois Capital Innovation Awards that weren’t too surprising for those who appreciate this fair city. Government solutions, health care applications and medical device innovations can be expected in a town with a thriving medical industry and a bustling political [...]
Recycled Cottage, a retail shop offering refurbished furniture and supplies for do-it-yourself customers, recently announced they will be closing on May 12. The business began in 2014 and has been located at 1208 S. Sixth Street in Springfield since 2015. Owner Nikki Baker said there are no plans to open another store anywhere else, although [...]