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It's Your Business: Leasing at Blue Line Station to start in August

Jeff Mellander says he expects to begin leasing apartments at Champaign's Blue Line Station on Aug. 15.

The building at 804 N. Neil St. was formerly the home of Sports Publishing. But Mellander acquired the building in 2009 and has been renovating it for apartments and commercial space.


It's Your Business: New golf shop joins the club in C-U

A golf store is set to open in Champaign next month.

Golf Etc. will be in the Baytowne Shoppes, 907 W. Marketview Drive, #7, by Buffalo Wild Wings. It will offer club fittings and repair as well as new equipment.


It's Your Business: Strip mall planned near Lowe's

A suburban Chicago developer has purchased land in front of Lowe's in Champaign and is planning a small strip mall there.

The two businesses planned to be located at 1902 N. Prospect Ave. will be an Aspen Dental office and an AT&T Wireless store.


It's Your Business: New bar opens in downtown Champaign

Downtown Champaign recently welcomed a new watering hole to its lineup of bars.

The long-vacant Lox Stock & Bagel space at Neil and Chester streets is now home to Quality, a place where people can choose from more than 100 different beers, including many microbrews from around the U.S. It opened April 30.


It's Your Business: Local interior designer's new business rests on pillows

A longtime local interior designer plans to spend her retirement years creating luxury, handcrafted pillows.

Brenda Stansberry of Champaign has worked at the Ethan Allen and Carter's Furniture stores and as an independent designer for more than 40 years.


It's Your Business: Resale shop to aid energy efficiency

A new resale shop is opening in Urbana, and its sales will support a new effort to help area residents make their homes energy-efficient.

The Community Green Resale Shop opens today at 2200-A E. University Ave., U, in what used to be 4 Seasons Garage Sale.


It's Your Business: Illini Inn changes hands

The Illini Inn on campus has new owners.


It's Your Business: DeLand shop offers bargain treasures

A building in DeLand that was once a meat locker is now filled with bargain merchandise and open to shoppers a few days a month.

BarnYard Treasures, 200 N. Highway Ave., DeLand, has relocated from a barn on the owner's property in White Heath to a renovated 1910 building.


It's Your Business: New Thai restaurant opening in Champaign

As if working on a Ph.D. in finance isn't enough to keep him busy, Bangkok native Kevin Akarapunchai has decided to open a Thai restaurant in Champaign.

The business, Let's Take a Seat, opens this weekend in the Village at the Crossing at Windsor and Duncan roads in southwest Champaign.


It's your business: Casual restaurant now open in Urbana

A new casual restaurant has opened in Urbana.

Fin-N-Feather, which features everything from catfish dinners to chicken wings, opened last month at 805 S. Philo Road.