Alec Messina, immediate past director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, has joined Midwest litigation firm HeplerBroom as a partner in its Springfield office. Messina will focus on HeplerBroom’s government affairs practice group which assists clients on their interactions with local, state and federal government. Messina has 20 years of experience in environmental law, policy [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between March 4 and March 10, 2019.
Building permit roundup – March 13 BY STACIE PEECHER LEWIS Purcell Properties, LP obtained a commercial permit for a renovation project at 3441 E. Lumber Ln. P. J. Hoerr is the contractor and the project is valued at $700,000. National Rental Properties, LP obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2350 W. Chuckwagon Dr. DBS Group, [...]
Springfield Mowers & Power Equipment is preparing to move and expand and will leave its current leased space at 1514 W. Jefferson in Springfield later this year. Owner Rob Kalabus says he has purchased The Rock Shop building just down the street at 1808 W. Jefferson, which will nearly triple the space available for both [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Feb. 25 and March 3, 2019.
Building permit roundup – March 6 BY STACIE LEWIS Mekong Café 2, Inc. obtained a commercial electric remodel permit for work at 1308 S. Second St. The contractor is T.S. Electrical and the project is valued at $58,000. Fifth Street Renaissance obtained a commercial remodel permit for 1520 N. Seventh St. D & O Contractors, [...]
Illinois Real Estate Title Center was recently named one of the 2019 “Best Places to Work” by Springfield Business Journal and United Community Bank. Photo by Terry Farmer. Springfield-based title agency Illinois Real Estate Title Center, located at 2055 W. Iles Ave., has acquired First Community Title Services, a subsidiary of Heartland Bancorp, [...]
J.J. Swartz Co., a residential and commercial contractor based out of Decatur, has opened an office in Springfield at 3901 Wood Duck Dr. Owner Brad Swartz is the fourth generation of the family-owned business, which started in 1921. The company, which has built many new homes in the Decatur area over the years, has increasingly [...]
Cedarhurst of Springfield, which broke ground in March 2018, has announced that Becky Woiwode will be the senior executive director and Scott Linde has been hired as the community relations director for the assisted living and memory care community, which is scheduled to open in May. The $14 million senior living development, located at 3520 [...]
The former Vic’s Pizza location at 2015 Peoria Road in Springfield is getting ready to reopen, but not as a restaurant. Bill Wiebking, who has an existing business called Countryside Closeouts, purchased the property in January and plans to open a retail store called Real Deals, with items starting at just 50 cents. “I have [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Feb. 18 and Feb. 24, 2019.
Building permit roundup – Feb. 27 BY STACIE LEWIS An unknown owner obtained a commercial accessory structure permit for 2320 W. Monroe St. Ameritech is the contractor and the project is valued at $30,000. Roofers Mart, Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for 1700 E. Clear Lake Ave. O’Shea Builders is the contractor and the [...]
The owners of VELE, a modern Italian restaurant located in downtown Springfield, have announced plans to open a second restaurant in the Gables Shopping Center. Curate will be located at 2930 Plaza Drive in the building formerly occupied by McCormick’s Smokehouse, which closed at the end of 2018. Nickey Sperry, who owns VELE along with [...]