No more puppies are being sold at the mall.
Furry Babies, a regional chain of stores that sells puppies in a nursery-room type of setup, closed last Sunday at Market Place Mall in Champaign.
In its place will be Biggby Coffee. The Michigan-based coffee retailer has been expanding into Illinois recently.
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A Savoy restaurant that has a history of serving Thai and Vietnamese food has reopened under new ownership and promises to offer once again cuisine from the Indochinese peninsula.
The Pink Poodle, Ooh, La, La in St. Joseph will close at the end of this month, unless you, dear reader, want to buy the business from the owners.
Dan Montgomery, a longtime cook at Hendrick House in Urbana, has opened the doors to a new restaurant in Sadorus.
Market Street Eatery, 109 E. Market St., serves up "what I like to call Midwest comfort food – the stuff people around here have had most of their lives," Montgomery said.
This week it's all food businesses, all the time, folks.
First up is the new Mexican eatery on the block: Fiesta Ranchero.
Fiesta Ranchero took over the former El Toro 2 space on South Neil Street at St. Mary's Road at the beginning of the month.
The retail spaces in the Gateway Shoppes at Five Points are filling up.
One of the recent businesses to sign a lease in the Urbana shopping center northwest of the intersection of University and Cunningham avenues is a salon, day spa and photography studio.
Popular Mexican eatery El Toro 2 will relocate to a few blocks north of its current location in south Champaign on Wednesday.
El Toro 2 is moving from 1805 S. Neil St. to the 1920s-era White Line Laundry Building at 723 S. Neil St., C.
Like to browse for antique jewelry or new jewelry? Glassware? Vintage furniture?
On Tuesday, Antiques, Crafts and More will open to the public in the space formerly occupied by a children's resale store.
A new catering company called Colombian Grill now delivers tamales, empanadas and other specialities to your door.
"Everything is fresh and authentic," said Mariana Newman, a Colombian native who cooks up the menu items with her mother, Blanca Narvaez. Newman's husband, Chris Newman, also is involved in the business.