Dec. 1 opening for Champaign Scotty's

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CHAMPAIGN — The latest addition to the Carriage Center development is about to open its doors.

General manager Tim Jongsma told The News-Gazette that the new Scotty’s Brewhouse will open Dec. 1.

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Ahead of Saturday's state semifinal football game between Immaculate Conception and host Monticello, expect fans to hit up a longtime downtown deli.

Gibson City's Pizza Hut shuts down

GIBSON CITY — The Pizza Hut restaurant on South Sangamon Avenue — a fixture in Gibson City for more than 30 years — has been permanently shut down.

Pizza Hut franchisee Mike Stegman of Wichita, Kan., who has operated the Gibson City restaurant since 1986, said he reluctantly made the decision to close its doors as of Monday.

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Prairie Fruits Farm opening market store today

CHAMPAIGN — Prairie Fruits Farm & Creamery will open its market store, the Real Stand, today with an opening celebration from 3 to 6 p.m.

Believed to be the first farmstead cheese creamery in Illinois, Prairie Fruits Farm is at 4410 N. Lincoln Ave. in rural Champaign.

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On Monday night, on the eve of their Indian restaurant's soft opening in downtown Champaign, the Ghimire family invited many of their friends — and one newspaper editor — to experience a traditional Hindu blessing.

Einstein Bros. Bagels opening location at Willard

SAVOY — Twelve years after the Willard Restaurant and Lounge served its last meal, food is finally coming back to the Savoy airport.

Einstein Bros. Bagels will open at the airport in four to six weeks, Executive Director Gene Cossey said Tuesday.

Soft opening for Indian restaurant

CHAMPAIGN — Its grand opening likely will take place in a month or two.

But on Tuesday, the Ghimire family held a soft opening at their new Indian restaurant in downtown Champaign.

Amazon pickup location opens Wednesday in Illini Union

URBANA — Amazon's new facility on the University of Illinois campus opens Wednesday.

Amazon@Illinois, a fully staffed pickup location, will officially be in business in the Illini Union Bookstore, 809 S. Wright St., U.

Following an opening ceremony at 11 a.m., guests will get a chance to tour the new location.

Danville Japanese steakhouse opening week of Thanksgiving

DANVILLE — The owners of Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse announced Monday that they are opening their new Danville restaurant the week of Thanksgiving.