It's your business: Market Place to welcome two new stores

It's your business: Market Place to welcome two new stores

Two new stores are on the way at Market Place Mall in Champaign.

One of them, Motherhood Maternity, is set to open in April in the Sears wing next to the Gap stores.

The other, The Body Shop, will open about July in the space now occupied by Journeys, a young adult shoe and accessories store.

Journeys is moving to a new, larger space next to Limited and expects to open there sometime in May, according to mall manager Dennis Robertson.

Motherhood Maternity is a moderate-price maternity chain of 690 stores that also leases space in such department stores as Macy's. It is part of Mothers Work Inc., which also operates A Pea in the Pod (a luxury maternity apparel chain) and Destination Maternity superstores.

The Body Shop, a chain of more than 2,100 stores in 55 countries, features skin products and cosmetics.

New locations for massage therapy

Two massage therapists have opened their own businesses in Mahomet and Savoy.

Beth Sutton, a 2006 graduate of Parkland College's massage therapy program, has space at FitTek at 1204 E. Oak St., Mahomet. She accepts appointments seven days a week. Call 369-9177 for appointment.

In Savoy, Mindy Asselin, a massage therapist formerly with BJ Grand Salon, has opened her own massage therapy business called The Breezzway at the Senator's Inn, 801 N. Dunlap Ave. (U.S 45) in Savoy.

Asselin, who has been a massage therapist for more than eight years, is taking appointments starting Tuesday, and can be reached at 351-3464. Her e-mail address is

Now doing brunch

Cafe Luna, 313 E. Green St., C, has started serving Sunday brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Owner Iren Aikman said brunch is ordered off the menu and features traditional breakfast dishes such as French toast and omelets along with such specialties as prosciutto eggs benedict with truffle hollandaise sauce. Lunch menu items such as salmon are also available for brunch, he said.

Hours on other days are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for lunch on weekdays and 6 to 10 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday for dinner.

Opening soon

Two men with a history in the local furniture business will open a new store of their own soon called Rest Spot at 1505 N. Prospect Ave., C, next to Good Vibes.

Rest Spot will carry mattresses, bedroom sets, futons and children's bedroom furniture, and will place special orders for other kinds of furniture, said Fred Blackburn of Villa Grove.

Blackburn is opening the store with Paul Kelly. Both men worked for the former Rest Stoppe furniture store at 2009 N. Prospect Ave., C, which closed recently, and before that, they also worked for This is It Furniture in Champaign.

Blackburn said he hopes to have the new store open by Saturday.

It will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 or 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, he said.

Also set to open soon: Supercuts at Robeson Plaza, at the corner of Kirby and Mattis avenues in Champaign.

Decatur-based Supercuts is making Champaign its third location, and will open that shop on Tuesday, said general manager Paula Falk.

Supercuts, which looks to open several other salons in East Central Illinois, offers services on a walk-in basis and does haircuts, hair coloring and facial waxing, Falk said.

Cuts start at $12.95 for adults and $9.95 for children and senior citizens, Falk said. Hair coloring starts at $20. The salon will also sell professional hair products.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.

The phone number is 352-9106.


Rhonda Mitchell has moved her Shelter Insurance agency office from downtown Champaign to 902 N. Country Fair Drive, C.

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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