It's Your Business: One Week Boutique returns in April

It's Your Business: One Week Boutique returns in April

The One Week Boutique children's consignment sale will return to Champaign-Urbana for four days this spring — April 13-16.

The sale will be held in space adjacent to Planet Fitness at 2002 Glenn Park Drive, C.

Now in its 10th year, the sale has grown to have 400 families selling per sale. Consignors make money by selling gently used children's clothes, toys and baby gear such as strollers and cribs.

Families earn 65 percent to 70 percent of their items' selling price. One Week Boutique items are priced by the consignor and generally sell for about one-third the regular retail price.

One Week Boutique was launched 10 years ago by Urbana native Donna McGuire Pepper and her husband Cam, along with her parents, Richard and Kay McGuire.

This spring's sale gets under way on Saturday, April 13, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with $2 admission that day or an admission coupon.

The sale continues from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, April 14, and Monday, April 15, with free admission both days.

The event concludes Tuesday, April 16, with hours from noon to 7 p.m. Prices are half-off that day.

Items remaining for sale at the end of the event are given to the Crisis Nursery and the Center for Women in Transition.

Shop adds dealers

Beginning this Wednesday, Classic Home Consignment, at 1912-C-D Round Barn Road, C, is expanding its Redefined department to include antique dealers Peter Quinn of Charleston and Steve Durst of Decatur.

Redefined is a home furnishings department supplied by vendors whose offerings range from antiques to mid-century modern to contemporary.

Quinn is the owner of Ambero Antiques & Decorative Arts in Charleston. In Champaign, he'll offer period and modern home furnishings, including ceramic, glass, metalware, art and furniture, as well as lighting and rugs.

Durst, of Parson's Antiques in Decatur's Wabash Depot, has primitive wooden pieces and refinished wood hutches in his personal collection of furniture.

At Redefined, they join existing dealers Chris Christenson of Tolono and Andrew Durst of Urbana.

Classic Home Consignment is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

Law firm changes name

Kanoski & Associates, the largest personal injury law firm in central Illinois, has changed its name to Kanoski Bresney.

Todd Bresney, a trial lawyer who joined the firm in 2002, is its newest shareholder.

"As the firm continues to grow and mature, so does the need to plan for its future," said founder Ronald J. Kanoski in a release explaining the name change.

Kanoski Bresney has offices in Springfield, Bloomington, Champaign, Decatur, Macomb, Pekin, Quincy and Rushville. The Champaign office recently moved to 314 S. Neil St., C.

Grand opening in Farmer City

Kelly Youngblood of the LeRoy/Farmer City Press reports that Fields Petcare will hold a grand opening for its store at 212 S. Main St., Farmer City, on April 20-21.

Hours for the grand opening will be 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 20 and noon to 8 p.m. April 21. The weekend will include raffles, samples, specials and drawings.

Fields Petcare was opened by Jonathan Fields, who wanted to sell premium dog and cat food at affordable prices.

The phone number for Fields Petcare is 309-488-1082.

Fresh to J.C. Penney

Joe Fresh, a Canadian fashion brand that recently entered the U.S. market, is the latest "store within a store" to open at J.C. Penney.

The Joe Fresh line is described as "modern basics for women" that are priced under $70. The store made its debut at 700 J.C. Penney stores, including the one in Champaign, on Friday, according to a release from the retailer.

Contact Don Dodson at 351-5227 or 800-252-3346; by email at; or by regular mail at The News-Gazette, c/o It's Your Business column, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.