It's Your Business: Frozen yogurt shop coming to campus
One of the nation's fastest-growing franchises is coming to Champaign.
Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt plans to open a store at 512 E. Green St., C, in the building that houses The Daily Illini.
The Oklahoma City-based frozen yogurt chain either has stores — or has announced plans to open them — in 39 states.
In Illinois, Orange Leaf already has locations in Bloomington, Edwardsville, Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates, and the company's website lists Champaign and Normal as sites soon to get stores.
Orange Leaf lists 55 flavors of frozen yogurt on its "creamy and delicious" menu and 32 flavors on its "fruity and fantastic" menu, as well as three dairy-free flavors and two no-sugar-added flavors.
Plus, the company said each store offers at least 30 toppings, ranging from gummy bears to granola.
According to Coldwell Banker Commercial Devonshire Realty, which leased the space, Orange Leaf is aiming for an August opening.
Earlier this year, Which Wich Superior Sandwiches announced plans to take space in the same building on Green Street, with a targeted opening in July or August.
Our reps in Springfield
Three businesses from East Central Illinois are among the vendors for the Illinois Products Farmers' Market, which began its seventh season Thursday at the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield.
The market will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. each Thursday through Oct. 16, except for two Thursdays in August when the state fair is going on. The market takes place in the Commodities Pavilion across from the grandstand.
Vendors who registered for opening day included:
— Susan's Secret Garden in Saybrook, which sells homemade dog biscuits, handmade rag rugs, homemade cookies as well as tomato, pepper and herb plants.
— Crowridge Farm Ice Cream in Elliott, which sells assorted flavors of ice cream.
— The Homestead Bakery in Arthur, which sells made-from-scratch, Amish-baked sweet, specialty and yeast breads. Other products include cookies, cinnamon rolls and angel food cakes in a variety of flavors.
Altogether, 36 vendors registered for last Thursday's market, which featured products ranging from barbecue sauces to chili seasoning to kettle corn to hydroponic tomatoes.
For an update on which vendors have registered for this Thursday's market, check the website, illinoisproductmarket.com.
Three businesses join [co][lab]
The more, the merrier.
The collaborative workspace at 206 W. Main St. known as [co][lab] welcomed three new businesses last week.
Pandamonium Doughnuts, owned by James Kyung, set up an administrative center there.
Also putting down roots were Adjacency, a video marketing company headed by Jarvis Kim, and Ditchstock, a design firm operated by local illustrator David Michael Moore.
Dental office moves west
Hans Family Dental Carehas moved to 2918 Crossing Court, C, from its previous location at 303 Burwash Ave., Savoy.
Dr. Lindsey Hans, originally from Argenta, moved to Champaign in 2010 after buying the practice of Dr. Alan Broadbent.
Hours are 7:40 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office is closed Friday.
More information about the practice can be found at its website, hansfamilydental.com.
Contact Don Dodson at 351-5227 or 800-252-3346; by email at firstname.lastname@example.org; or by regular mail at The News-Gazette, c/o It's Your Business column, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.