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Nathan Landolt has opened Error Records at 702 S. Neil St., C, in the space that formerly housed the skateboard shop called Board Boutique.
Error Records sells vinyl records, cassette tapes, compact discs, DVDs and zines — often self-published magazines.
For new retail openings in East Central Illinois this week, it's hard to get bigger than the opening of the new Kohl's store in Danville.
The 56,000-square-foot store at 3707 N. Vermilion St. has a ribbon-cutting at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, followed by the official opening at 8 a.m.
Folks who hated not having a local Hallmark store open for Valentine's Day can take heart.
Kirlin's Hallmark plans to open Friday — and possibly as early as Wednesday — in the former Dena's Hallmark location at Marketview Shopping Center in Champaign.
Kirlin's also plans to open a store March 8 in Danville's Towne Centre, also in a former Dena's Hallmark space.
Fans of Brian Cardinal and other sports greats can find their images on the walls of a new restaurant in Tolono.
Traxside Pub and Sports Lounge opened Feb. 1 in the old Radmaker's Billiards and Sports Bar at 4 E. Holden St.
It's owned by Jignesh and Nita Panchal, who operate the adjacent Hometown Pantry, and by Jeff Lancaster, who was long involved in Radmaker's.
Look for a new lounge to open in the former Trevett-Mattis Banking Co. space immediately west of Destihl Restaurant & Brew Works in downtown Champaign.
Work on the lounge is expected to start this spring, with an opening anticipated for early summer, said Rebecca Motley, vice president of administration and special projects for One Main Development.
Scott Cochrane said he hopes to open a new bar, the Tin Roof Tavern, at 604 N. Cunningham Ave., U, later this month.
That's the former location of Geo's Chill and Grill, Rumor's Bar and Grill and most recently Mug Shotz.
Cochrane said he envisions the place as a neighborhood bar where people can get a good hamburger, chicken sandwich or nachos.
Abercrombie & Fitch, the fashion retailer known for provocative advertising, has closed its store at Market Place Shopping Center in Champaign after 13 years there. The store's last day of business was Jan. 19.
The Ohio-based retailer indicated last year it planned to close about 180 stores in the U.S. over three years.
Leah Pettit will soon introduce Champaign-Urbana diners to Mississippi-style barbecue and an array of dishes from New Orleans.
Her restaurant, Louie's Dixie Kitchen, is set to open at 1104 N. Cunningham Ave., U, on Jan. 28, with a grand opening slated for early February.
Champaign Gymnastics Academy, which opened at Champaign's Country Fair Shopping Center last fall, has installed a new in-ground foam pit and scheduled a "grand reopening" of its facility for this Friday.
The grand reopening is slated for 5 to 8 p.m., with refreshments, raffles, contests and demonstrations that evening.
Wake up, west Champaign!
Now that Jimmy John's has opened its sandwich shop at the southwest corner of Springfield and Mattis avenues in Champaign, work has begun to renovate the space immediately south of it.
That space — formerly the back portion of Village Inn Pizza — is being renovated for a second Biggby Coffee location in Champaign.