Papa Del's moving off campus

CHAMPAIGN — A beloved Champaign pizzeria will soon leave its familiar home in Campustown for a new location on South Neil Street.

Likely sometime this fall, Papa Del's Pizza will change addresses from 206 E. Green St. to 1201 S. Neil St., General Manager Andrea Seten told The News-Gazette on Friday.

Sunday sneak peek: Piccadilly moves over for international grocery

CHAMPAIGN — The Piccadilly Beverage Shop on North Prospect Avenue has shrunk in size to make way for a new international grocery store next door.

Asian Supermarket is expected to open in late March or sometime in April.

It's owned by Guiping Lin, who also owns the B Spirits liquor store at 306 W. Main St., U, and the Prospect Piccadilly shop.

Individuals, organizations honored for innovation

URBANA — Cathy Singer's emphasis on both work and family was brought home at the annual Innovation Celebration event Tuesday.

Flash index takes slight dip, but state's economy still growing

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index dropped slightly in February, but the statistician who compiles it said the Illinois economy continues to grow steadily.

Economist J. Fred Giertz said the drop from 106.8 in January to 106.6 in February "does not reflect a stalled economy."

Downtown pharmacy has seen steady growth

CHAMPAIGN — Prescriptions filled? Check.

Flu shots given? Check.

Corner of happy and healthy? Nope, corner of Hickory and Washington in downtown Champaign.

Oriental Mart owner 'totally surprised' by non-renewal of lease

CHAMPAIGN — Chang's Oriental Mart has weathered the financial crisis, recessions and competition during its 30 years at Royal Plaza in Champaign.

"But we can't survive without the support of our own landlord," said Paul Chang, who with his wife Wendy caters to the grocery needs of Asian and African customers.

Business listings, March 1, 2015

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

Atomik Car Audio, 810 Dennison Drive, C, by Christopher D. Harlan, 506 S. Washington St., Farmer City.

Bloom Financial, 2919 Crossing Court, Suite 8, C, by Richard Bloom, 1906 Maynard Drive, C.

Business calendar, March 1, 2015

Tuesday, March 3

Building permits, March 1, 2015

Listed are recent permits for all commercial and industrial work, all new single-family and multifamily residences and all residential remodeling over $50,000.

Permits are listed by applicant, description, site and cost.


Dodds Company, alteration to business/office at 2100 S. Oak St., #111, $443,354.

It's Your Business: A Tatman returns to collision repair

The Tatman family is once again returning to the collision repair business in Champaign-Urbana.

This time it's Tim Tatman — Paul Tatman's son — who is opening an auto-body repair business in what was once an Aldi store on North Mattis Avenue in Champaign.