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Kevin Sullivan to open The Barn

Kevin Sullivan started his food service career washing dishes at King Pin Lanes at the age of 16 and most recently worked for 5 Flavors Catering, where he served as the executive chef for Governor J.B. Pritzker’s inauguration dinner. In between, he’s worked for a variety of corporate chains and local restaurants, but is now [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments

6 St. Cafe to open downtown

After operating the Cookie Dough Factory for the past year at 214 S. Sixth St. in downtown Springfield, owner Sasha Brinson is switching her business model. The space will now be home to 6 St. Café, which already has signage promoting “breakfast, lunch and cocktails,” and Brinson said she hopes to be open within the [...]

By |December 11th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings, New Businesses|0 Comments

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

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

HIP Advertising to close

HIP Advertising, a full-service marketing agency, will close at the end of the year when owner Myra Hoffman retires after 27 years. Hoffman founded HIP Advertising in 1993, along with Barb Pape, and has been the sole owner since 2007. The agency, located at 2809 Mansion Road in Piper Glen, represents a variety of Springfield-area [...]

By |November 13th, 2019|Categories: Comings & Goings|0 Comments