A demand-constrained commercial real estate market in store for 2023

By Holly A. Whisler Uncertainty about the economy and inflation concerns are tamping down what had previously been a red-hot real estate market, and companies that have moved to hybrid work models are adjusting their office space needs accordingly, according to a panel of commercial real estate experts. Lawrence Yun, National Association of REALTORS chief [...]

By |January 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Notable Springfield renovation projects

According to plan: Multiyear state Capitol effort wins excellence award Architect Avi Lothan of Lothan Van Hook DeStefano Architecture in Chicago has been the principal in charge of the Illinois State Capitol Complex Master Plan, a comprehensive effort begun in 2007-2008 to provide a vision of sustainable design objectives that guide future growth and expansion [...]

By |December 21st, 2022|Categories: Secondary Feature, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Q&A with Andrea Aggertt

By David Blanchette Andrea Aggertt was hired in October 2019 to serve as the Architect of the Capitol. She is currently overseeing $350 million in work at the Capitol complex that was allocated as part of Rebuild Illinois, the first capital spending bill approved in the past decade. Aggertt is also responsible for completion and [...]

By |December 21st, 2022|Categories: Featured Article, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Building Permits – Oct. 3 – Oct. 9, 2022

Hammond Sheet Metal Co. obtained a commercial remodel permit for a structure at 1700 Taylor Ave. The contractor is Paul Bouda and the project is valued at $85,000. Dog Eared, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 415 E. Adams St. Cloyd Builders is the contractor and the project is valued at $150,000. SHP Properties, [...]

By |October 12th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dolphin Chicken, Fish and Grill

By Thomas Pavlik   I’ve been seeing lots of chatter on social media about Dolphin Chicken, Fish and Grill, and hearing some of my friends make favorable comments about it. So, I figured it was time to give Dolphin a shot. First thing to know is that Dolphin is drive-thru and take-out only. Second thing [...]

15 Under Fifteen – 2022

  This is the 20th year that Springfield Business Journal has partnered with United Community Bank to recognize 15 outstanding small businesses in the local area. To qualify, a business must be located in Sangamon or Morgan county, have been open for at least two years and have 15 or fewer full-time employees. A business [...]

Building Permits – Sept. 9 – Sept. 11, 2022

Ginobon I, LLC obtained a commercial remodel permit for 2325 N. Dirksen Parkway. The contractor is Stasica Construction and the project is valued at $385,000. Burger & Fuener Real Estate obtained a commercial accessory structure for a garage at 2060 W. Monroe St. James Burger Drywall, Inc. is the contractor and the project is valued [...]

By |September 14th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance launches new public job search tool

The Springfield Sangamon Growth Alliance (SSGA) is unveiling several new web-based tools it has developed to assist businesses in retaining top talent and helping those searching for employment find the right opportunities. The new features, which can be found on SSGA’s website at thriveinspi.org/work/, include a public job search tool called Find A Job with [...]

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments