CHAMPAIGN — The owner of Fat City Bar and Grill has acquired Memphis on Main in downtown Champaign and said he plans to continue booking the same sort of entertainment there.
URBANA — Fans of the Strawberry Fields natural and organic foods store can look for its rebirth this spring, thanks to Mohammad Al-Heeti and his family.
URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index declined slightly in December, but remains in a range that indicates continued economic growth in Illinois.
Test your memory with a look back at the year in business
Ah, 2014. It was the year of wood-fired pizza, video game cafes and memory care centers.
Speaking of memory, it's time to test yours. How well do you remember the past year's business developments in East Central Illinois?
Q: My landlord won't accept cash. Is that legal? If it is, what's the best way to pay, so that I have proof of payment?
A: Anyone can refuse cash — not just landlords.
These applications for assumed business names were filed recently at the Champaign County clerk's office:
Array Technical Service Group-ATSG, 1704 E. Colorado Ave., Apt. 102, U, by Robert Pendleton, same address.
B&B Plaster Co., 6051/2 W. Bradley Ave., C, by Clark F. Bobo, same address.
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, location and cost.
Craig Kouri Architect, alteration for packaging/warehouse at 710 N. Mattis Ave., $326,000.
Moe's Southwest Grill could come to the Champaign-Urbana area soon.
Ken Solem, who with Gary Sparks has the Moe's franchise for this area, said he hopes to open a restaurant here as early as this spring — ideally May or early June.
Solem and Sparks already operate two Moe's locations in the Bloomington-Normal area and plan to open a store in East Peoria this spring.