It's your business: Mahomet Monical's changes location, menu

It's your business: Mahomet Monical's changes location, menu

Monical's Pizza in Mahomet has moved into a new, larger building.

And there have been lots of changes made in addition to the location, says General Manager Kyle Smith.

"We changed the menu, the style, the logo, the uniforms," he said.

The new place at 114 S. Lombard has seating for 128. It also has 45 parking spaces and a pickup window, according to Monical's corporate office in Bradley.

The company said it also used natural materials in the new decor and placed the building far enough back from the road to take advantage of a river and tree view.

The dining room is open for lunch and dinner, and delivery will be available after 5 p.m.

Employment has also been boosted to a staff of 45, Smith said.

The menu has new sandwiches, pastas and salads in addition to the pizza and an expanded selection of appetizers.

One of the new pastas is a lemon thyme chicken over fettuccine, and among the new salads is pecan orange chicken in a Parmesan pizza dough bread bowl. Sandwiches are now served on ciabatta bread and come with fries, Smith said.

Summer hours are now in effect: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Salon opens in Urbana

Sally Carter has been working as a hairstylist at her home for more than a decade. Now she's opened her own salon at Sunnycrest Plaza in Urbana.

Mahogany Meadows Salon & Spa, at 1717 Philo Road, is a multicultural salon with services for all kinds of hair, Carter said.

She is currently the only stylist on board, but is looking to hire another one, along with a nail technician. She will offer hair care, manicures, pedicures and waxing, she said.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Walk-ins are welcome, Carter said.

For more information, call 344-1717.

New store

Out of the Blue, a store that specializes in Polish pottery, has opened at 116 E. Main St., Monticello.

The store also carries floral items and jewelry, according to owner Ruthanne Burgard of Monticello.

Burgard has been a stay-at-home mother and this is her first business venture. She was introduced to Polish pottery when she lived in Germany for two years and became a collector of it herself, she said.

The store is one block off the square in downtown Monticello.

Hours noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. The phone number is 762-7173.

Now selling motor scooters

Dale Meadors of Urbana has opened Illini Scooters at 221 S. Locust St., C.

The store carries Wildfire scooters, parts and accessories, and has a service department.

Hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday or by appointment.

Meadors worked in manufactured home sales for 26 years and decided to turn his scooter hobby into a business, he said.

For more information, call 621-5055.

Mall notes

Two more stores are undergoing remodeling at Market Place Mall, Champaign.

Footlocker is in a temporary location in the J.C Penney wing while its own space is being remodeled and will be moving back in a couple of months.

And the Regis Salon will be moving in about a month to newly remodeled space in the Sears wing, according to mall marketing manager Nora Dukowitz.

Are you opening a new business, or changing something at your existing business? Debra Pressey can be reached by phone at 351-5229 or 800-252-3346; by e-mail at; or by regular mail at The News-Gazette, c/o It's Your Business column, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.

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