It's Your Business: Yoga center moves from Urbana to Champaign

It's Your Business: Yoga center moves from Urbana to Champaign

The Living Yoga Center plans to move from downtown Urbana to midtown Champaign in early July, according to the center's website.

Now located at 115 W. Main St., U, the center expects to occupy 212 S. First St., C, the longtime home of Painters Local 363.

"We are excited to participate in the renovation and renewal of this historic 1905 building," the center stated in its newsletter.

"It is our plan to close the Main Street studio after the Flow class on Saturday, June 28, move everything and open the First Street studio on Tuesday, July 1."

Will AEO continue to 'fly' here?

In its quarterly report to shareholders, American Eagle Outfitters — which operates both American Eagle and Aerie stores — announced plans to close 150 stores in North America over the next three years, including nearly 100 American Eagle stores.

This year alone, the company plans to close about 50 American Eagles and 20 Aeries. However, the company has not disclosed which stores are on the chopping block.

Altogether, American Eagle Outfitters operates more than 1,000 stores in the United States, Canada, Mexico, China and Hong Kong. It also has licensed international franchise stores in 13 countries.

American Eagle has a store at Champaign's Market Place Shopping Center, as well as a factory store at the Tanger Outlet Center in Tuscola.

Other nearby stores are at Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth and Eastland Mall in Bloomington.

Not just an area code anymore

Looking for women's clothing that costs less than $60?

You'll find it at 217 Boutique, which has slated a ribbon cutting Monday in connection with its grand opening at 202 W. University Ave., U.

The store sells "urban women's clothes and accessories, all under a $60 price-point," according to a release from the Urbana Business Association. The store plans to carry only one item in every size, the release added.

Plus, co-owner Sequita Daniels hopes to carry men's clothing soon. Other co-owners include Taquenus Cook and Darryl Wilson.

Hours for 217 Boutique are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.

Fellowship Circle relocates

A nonprofit organization dedicated to a safe environment for 12-step programs has moved to a new location.

Fellowship Circle recently moved to 1714 W. Springfield Ave., C, from its longtime home at 718 S. Randolph St., C.

Insurance agency heads south

The Laura Helbling Agency of American Family Insurance has moved to a new address in Champaign — 2404 Windsor Place, Suite A.

Her office had been temporarily located at 1819 S. Neil St., Suite E.

The new phone number is 402-8068.

Contact Don Dodson at 351-5227; 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.

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