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.


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

Company wants to bring 'teleconferencing' pharmacy to Fisher

FISHER — Two representatives of TelePharm told the Fisher village board about a novel way to bring a pharmacy to the small village.

New owners ahead for Urbana auto dealer

URBANA — O'Brien Auto Park in Urbana could get a new owner by Sept. 1 of this year.

Jim Turner, president of the company, said he and majority owner Joe O'Brien have signed a letter of intent to sell the enterprise to the Ed Napleton Automotive Group.

#SundaySneak: New restaurant, but no strangers

An advance look at a story from Sunday's newspaper.

CHAMPAIGN — A new Mexican restaurant is coming to Champaign's Village at the Crossing to take the place of Let's Take A Seat, the Thai restaurant that closed earlier this year after a four-year run.

Ramiro and Maria Vasquez plan to open El Patio Mexican Restaurant on May 1, provided everything is ready to go by then.

Area farmland prices dip more than rest of state

CHAMPAIGN — A recent survey of Illinois farmland values indicated a slightly sharper drop in East Central Illinois than in other parts of the state.

Ham loaf recalled over labels

ARTHUR — Dutch Valley Meats in rural Arthur has recalled about 2,400 pounds of ham loaf because the product label did not specify that it contains wheat, a known allergen.

Custard Cup to reopen Wednesday

CHAMPAIGN — Jarling’s Custard Cup will be back in business Wednesday but operating reduced hours, owners Doug and Christy Jarling announced Monday.

Seeds of Growth

URBANA — Shane Cultra has been on a domain-name buying binge, partly in hopes of taking Country Arbors Nursery to a national stage.

He already has claimed, which redirects users to the Urbana-based nursery's website.

It's Your Business: Couple to open mart specializing in African foods

When Memoire Budimbu Mabiza and Lisette Mbaki learned that Chang's Oriental Mart in Champaign would close this spring, they were sad — but also saw an opportunity.

The Congolese couple said many local African immigrants, including themselves, relied on Chang's for traditional African food staples.

Some wondered, "What food are we going to eat?" Mbaki said.