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It's Your Business: Little Gym moving to Urbana

The Little Gym, which has been at Savoy Plaza for nearly five years, plans to move to The Pines shopping center in southeast Urbana early next year.

Franchise owner Giles Austin said the projected opening date is Jan. 7.


It's Your Business: Draperies business to build large shop in Savoy

Draperies & Interiors by Design, currently located in Champaign's Shoppes of Knollwood, plans to build a new, larger store in Savoy.

In the next few months, you should see the new building going up at 1804 Woodfield Drive, Savoy, between Snell Chiropractic Clinic and Dr. G.D. Castillo's cosmetic and plastic surgery practice.


It's Your Business: Denny's returning to Champaign

Hey, Grand Slam Breakfast fans! Denny's is returning to Champaign after a 10-year absence.

David Kahre, who has the franchise for 10 other Denny's restaurants, plans to open an 11th this year at 702 W. Town Center Blvd.

That building originally housed Damon's and later Benningan's and Crazy Buffet.


It's Your Business: Galleria going up on South Neil

If you've noticed new buildings going up on South Neil Street in Champaign just north of Car-X Tire and Auto Service, you've seen the first vestiges of SARUS Galleria.

Dr. Sohail Chaudhry and his family plan to develop three commercial buildings on the property, suitable for retail, office and restaurant use.


It's Your Business: A craft brewery for Mahomet

Mahomet may have a craft brewery on the way.

Champaign County Brewing Co. hopes to open sometime early next year at 402 E. Main St. — across the street from JT Walker's Restaurant & Sports Bar.

Justin Taylor, owner of JT Walker's, said the brewery would be owned by his parents, Nick and Renee Taylor, and the head brewer, Aaron Young.


It's Your Business: Slot and Wing moves

Slot and Wing Hobbies has moved from its longtime location at 803 W. Anthony Drive, C, to the west end of the Carpet Master Carpet One building at 1040 W. Bloomington Road, C.


It's Your Business: Paintball park plans grand opening

SaltFork Paintball is planning its grand opening for Saturday.

The paintball park, located just west of St. Joseph on U.S. 150, had five "soft openings" this summer and is now ready for bigger crowds.

"Several groups are coming from out of state," owner Jake Myers said. "It's always fun to play with a big group."


It's Your Business: Under Armour coming to Tuscola outlet mall

Under Armour, the athletic wear retailer, plans to open a store at the Tanger Outlet Center in Tuscola in October, according to Karen Dukeman, the center's assistant general manager.

The business will take the former Bee Active Toys space, located next to the Jockey store and across from Rue 21, Dukeman said.


It's Your Business: White Horse returns with new location, menu

A familiar watering hole has changed locations and is building its menu around sausage.

That's right: The White Horse Inn has moved to 510 E. John St., C — the former home of Coslow's, Panera Bread, Bar Louie and most recently The Fire Station — and is serving up 12 kinds of sausage, along with sauerkraut or red cabbage.


It's Your Business: Caterer to open restaurant

For the past three years, Leah Pettit has provided Southern-style cooking for catering events.

This fall, she plans to bring that same cuisine to a restaurant setting in Urbana.


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