Red Robin aims for August opening

CHAMPAIGN — Red Robin Gourmet Burgers and Brews expects to open next to Market Place Mall in early August.

The 24th Red Robin in Illinois , the restaurant expects to hire approximately 100 team members.

“The Champaign market provides a great opportunity,” company spokesman Brian Farley said.

Today's Special: Food truck gets spot at grocery

CHAMPAIGN — Now you can grab hot tacos and burritos for lunch while shopping at a northwest Champaign grocery store.

A Tacos Locos food truck has pulled up to the El Progreso grocery store at 1001 W. Bloomington Road.

Wylin Corado, who owns both businesses, said it made sense to combine them on the same lot.

Building permits, July 3, 2016

Listed are permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $45,000. Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Andrew Fell Architecture & Design, alteration at multifamily residence at 110 E. John St., $38,000.

Business listings, July 3, 2016

These applications for assumed business names were filed recently with the Champaign County clerk's office:

BeUtiful Boutique, 3906 Rockdale Drive, C, Dennessia Hall, same address.

Call Eddie, 2303 Welland Drive, C, Rosalva Favila and Heriberto Huerta, same address.

Greer Outdoor Service, 1758 Layman Lane, St. Joseph, Christopher Greer, same address.

Major Makeover for Midtown

CHAMPAIGN — On Springfield Avenue between Second and Third streets, demolition crews are hard at work on a part of town that's been somewhat underwhelming in recent years.

It's Your Business: Brothers' brewery features corn from family farm

Over the years the Urbana property at 1901 S. High Cross Road has hosted everything from a softball complex to a comedy club, off-track betting parlor, the Cardinal Caravan and a family pizza restaurant.

On Thursday, the building began its latest reincarnation: as the home of the Riggs Beer Company.

Wired In: Peter Folk

On Sundays, staff writer Paul Wood spotlights a high-tech difference-maker. This week, Peter Folk, 38, CEO of Volo Broadband, a Uni High grad who took some UI classes, then went to small, liberal arts-focused Reed College in Portland. He was inspired to create his company offering fiber optic gigabit Internet service after first bringing the internet to Espresso Royale in Urbana.

Intel workers like to have other job opportunities here

CHAMPAIGN — Facing potential layoffs or transfers, dozens of Intel Corp. technology professionals are likely to have other job opportunities in Champaign County if they want them, a University of Illinois economic development official said.

Adaptability a hallmark of 50-year career

MONTICELLO — Roger Prather has found an innate ability to adapt to the ever-changing agricultural industry, an industry that has helped him last for 50 years at John Deere dealerships, the most recent 47 at AHC in Monticello, formerly Heath's.

It's Your Business: Baxter's readies second home

Baxter's American Grille is set to open in the former TGI Friday's/Prairie Fire space at 100 Trade Center Drive, C, near the end of August, according to the restaurant's director of operations, Chelsea Heffernan.

"We take occupancy of the space on Aug. 10, and we anticipate it will take 10 to 15 days to complete training," Heffernan said.