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26 new restaurants in C-U over the last year

How many new restaurants opened up in Champaign-Urbana over the past year?

Twenty-six by our count — and that doesn't include food trucks, food operations inside convenience stores and hotels, catering kitchens or restaurants that either remodeled or changed owners.

That's equivalent to a new restaurant opening every other week.

Business listings, Aprill 19, 2015

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

B Fit Personal Training, 510 W. William St., C, by Alicia M. Beck, same address.

Big Guy & Son/Princess, 2611 Rachel Road, C, by Elise Johnson, same address.

Country Charm Cleaning Company, 407 S. Garfield St., Philo, by Lora Merritt, same address.

Building permits, April 19, 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.

CHAMPAIGN

Aquas Partnership, new multifamily residence at 1320 Mariner Way, $473,960.

Sunday Sneak Peek: Latitude aiming for July `16 opening

Got a biz tip? Email Don Dodson at dodson@news-gazette.com

Hillard chosen for Cozad entrepreneur award

CHAMPAIGN — Steve Hillard, the owner and president of Champaign-based HL Precision Manufacturing, has been selected as the Parkland College Foundation's V. Dale Cozad Entrepreneur of the Year for 2015.

Douglas County farmland auction nets $10,668 an acre

A roundup of agribusiness news:

NEWMAN — An auction of 196 acres of tillable farmland in Douglas County fetched about $10,668 an acre Tuesday, according to Champaign-based Murray Wise Associates, which managed the auction.

Open for business

'Tis spring — and the season for real estate open houses.

On any given weekend, look for opportunities to tour dozens of homes in Champaign-Urbana and dozens more in outlying areas.

Business listings, April 12, 2015

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

B-WELL Home Improvements, 1408 W. Hill St., U, by Duane W. Blackwell Jr., same address.

Grant Trucking, 3057 County Road 2100 E, Rantoul, by Jonathan Grant, same address.

M&M Detail & Sales, 509 E. Main St., U, by Eric Herzog, 402 W. Springfield Ave., C.

Building permits, April 12, 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.

CHAMPAIGN

Arlington Developers, interior buildout of restaurant at 2041 S. Neil St., Suite 120, $176,000.

It's Your Business: Airbana market, beer garden getting new look

Airbana, the open-air market proposed for downtown Urbana, got a little airier recently.

Matt Cho, the founder of [co][lab], plans to put the market and beer garden on the empty lot at 204 W. Main St., just east of [co][lab] and west of Corson Music.