It's Your Business: Food truck, brewery teaming up Saturday

It's Your Business: Food truck, brewery teaming up Saturday

Two diverse businesses are joining forces for a special event on Saturday.

The Cracked Truck, a food truck that serves breakfast sandwiches, burritos, veggie wraps and specialty tater tots, will park across the street from Triptych Brewing at 1703 Woodfield Drive, Savoy, from noon to 3 p.m.

Cracked will offer its full menu, while Triptych will offer home-brewed, on-tap beers and taste portions including a special oatmeal stout, said Jeremy Mandell, one of the owners of The Cracked Truck.

"We've been looking to work with different bars, brewers and pubs for a while," Mandell said. "If we receive good attendance, we'd love to work with other beers and breweries and perhaps offer live music and local bands."

This summer, the Cracked Truck plans to visit Urbana's Market at the Square, the Urbana Sweetcorn Festival, Taste of Champaign-Urbana and Decatur Celebration.

It's also going to travel to the Bonnaroo music and arts festival in Manchester, Tenn.; the Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe; and the Electric Forest Festival in Rothbury, Mich., Mandell said.

During the school year, the Cracked Truck frequents the University of Illinois campus. But this summer, Mandell expects the truck to spend more time near the corner of Neil Street and University Avenue in downtown Champaign.

Gameday Spirit to relocate

With a 14-story apartment building scheduled to go up on the southwest corner of Sixth and Green streets in Champaign's Campustown, Gameday Spirit plans to move to a new, temporary location.

The sports apparel store, at 519 E. Green St., C, will move a block east to the former Sliders space at 616 E. Green St., C, as of June 1.

Store manager Cory Shumard said the store's moving sale is already underway and will last throughout this month and much of May. In connection with the sale, the store is holding a drawing for an iPad Mini.

Refreshments and gifts

Heartland Bank & Trust is hosting a "Spring Into Free" event at area offices on Friday.

The event will feature refreshments, gifts and a chance to win a $500 Visa gift card.

Heartland has two offices in Champaign — at 1101 W. Windsor Road and 2101 W. Springfield Ave. — and two offices in Urbana — at 602 S. Vine St. and 1812 S. Philo Road.

It also has an office at 333 S. Main St. in Farmer City.

Semiannual sale set

Divine Consign has scheduled its local semiannual sale of women's apparel for May 2-4 at Grace Community Church, 2901 Watterson Court, C.

The Elm Grove, Wis.-based business, established by Jessi Wrench and Jessica Purtell, holds consignment sales each spring and fall.

Hours for this spring's sale will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. May 2, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 3 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4, with prices half-off on the final day.

Consignors can drop off merchandise on April 30 and May 1.

For more information about the sale, visit

Kennel open near Pesotum

Pam York's Pooch Haven, a boarding kennel for dogs, opened Monday at 75 County Road 1000 E — about 11/2 miles south of Pesotum.

It's the former site of Dogz-R-It, which was operated by York's daughter, Martha McFarland.

York said boarding is $17 per night and bathing and light grooming are available for an extra charge. The kennel has a fenced-in area for dogs to run, and York also takes the dogs for walks.

Hours for drop-off and pickup are 8 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday and 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.

York said she has worked in the kennel and boarding business since 1998.

The phone number is 493-5144 and the email address is

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.