Work continues on the former First United Methodist Church downtown, which is being renamed Centre@501. The building, which has been vacant since 2008, is undergoing an $8.4 million redevelopment to convert the space to 25 residential units as well as commercial space. Funding is being provided through a variety of sources, including New Market Tax [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Oct. 1 and Oct. 7, 2018.
Building permit roundup – Oct. 10 BY STACIE LEWIS Chicago Title Land Trust obtained a commercial demolition permit for interior, nonstructural demo work at 401 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Brad Milliman is the contractor and the project is valued at $75,000. Springfield Right to Life obtained a commercial parking lot permit for 519 N. Bruns Ln. [...]
ABC Supply, a national distributor of building materials, will be moving to the former International Trucks building at 401 S. Dirksen Parkway in Springfield. The company has been located at 1900 East Moffat since 1995, when it was known as West Roofing. “ABC Supply bought out West Roofing in 2004, and now we’re the largest [...]
Matthew Davlin and Dan Moja have opened a real estate investment office, TBFS Investments, at 310 South Grand Avenue West in Springfield. “We consider ourselves a boutique real estate investing firm,” explained Davlin. “Almost all of our investing is in the Chicago area for right now, we specialize in Airbnb properties. We have about 20 [...]
A new tenant will soon be moving into the former Candice’s Bridal space with a very different type of business. The building located at 1824 W. Jefferson in Springfield will become home to a new business, Springfield Monuments. Owner Eric Creviston purchased Petersburg Monument Company in May of this year. “It’s been around for 130 [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Sept. 17 and Sept. 23, 2018.
Building permit roundup – Sept. 26 BY STACIE LEWIS R & G Prairie Properties, LLC obtained a commercial building permit for a new pole barn at 3421 Lumber Lane. Ragland Buildings & Supply of Hopedale is the contractor and the project is valued at $40,000. Image Facilities, Inc. obtained a commercial remodel permit for work [...]
Kim Votsmier, who has owned the paint-your-own pottery studio China Towne since 2002, is opening a new business in the same shopping center. Art4U will open on Oct. 1 in the former Cocoa Blue Chocolates space, located at 4015 Yucan Drive in Springfield. “It’s a whole new thing,” explained Votsmier. “It’s an artist co-op, and [...]
John Roman, who opened It’s All About Wine in 2006 after operating the local Famous Liquors store for many years, has sold the business to new owners. However, regular customers of the business located at 1305 Wabash Ave. won’t notice any drastic changes. The selection of merchandise and store hours will remain the same, and [...]
Springfield will get its first hookah lounge when The Field Bar & Grill Hookah Lounge opens later this month at 933 North Grand Ave. Hookah lounges, which originated in India and spread throughout the Middle East, are now fairly common in larger cities throughout the United States and Europe. Owner Yvette Tucker said the idea [...]
Read which building permits were approved by the City of Springfield between Sept. 10 and Sept. 16, 2018.
Building permit roundup – Sept. 19 BY STACIE LEWIS SJ Valentine, LLC obtained a commercial building permit for an Aquamarine Car Wash at 2600 Prairie Crossing. Cloyd Builders, Inc. of New Berlin is the contractor and the project is valued at $1,000,000. ILLIRS Company, LLC obtained a commercial parking lot permit for 3101 Constitution Dr. [...]