Dollar General plans mean several decisions for Philo

PHILO — Plans for a new discount store are on hold while village officials iron out details with the corporate office.

Dollar General is seeking to buy a 2-acre tract south of the Philo Exchange Bank lot on the west side of Illinois 130. Store representatives have said that they would like to begin construction by Oct. 24.

Moe's draws a crowd on opening day

CHAMPAIGN — Folks started showing up at the new Moe's Southwest Grill at 4:30 a.m. Thursday to get in line to qualify for a year of free burritos.

By the time the fast-casual restaurant at 2041 S. Neil St. in the Carriage Center in Champaign opened at 11 a.m., the line of hungry customers reached about 100, according to co-franchisee Ken Solem.

Ag secretary to speak at UI

URBANA — The University of Illinois will host the nation's top agricultural official on Thursday in a lecture open to the public.

A lot of cases in this joint

CHAMPAIGN — A cavern of Coors Lite and Miller Lite fills Champaign's only beer distributor, Orange & Blue, with cases and kegs stacked near the 40-foot-high ceiling in places.

This is where your Coors and Miller products come from, as well as your Sam Adams, Corona, Keystone and Molson.

Schroeder's new owners eager to mix old and new

DANVILLE — Long before they became the new owners of Schroeder's Drive-In at 432 N. Gilbert St., Daniel and Susan Walton; Walton's son, Dale Terrell; and Terrell's fiancee, Kara Larson, were all loyal customers.

Building permits, Sept. 6, 2015

Listed are 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.


Hallbeck Homes Inc., new single-family home at 4706 English Oak Court, $700,000.

Business listings, Sept. 6, 2015

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

Fire Doll Studio, 202 W. Columbia Ave., Apt. 202, C, Kayla Brown, same address.

First Followers, 602 E. Harding Drive, U, James Kilgore, same address, and Marlon Mitchell, 1220 Joanne Lane, C.

It's Your Business: Bike shop rolls out rentals

A local business has launched a semester-long bike rental service called the Chambana Bike.

Neutral Cycle, at 624 S. Fifth St., C, is leasing a single-speed road bike, according to business owner Tim Chao.

For $69 plus deposit, you can rent a bike for the semester. Once you return your bike, you get the deposit money back.

Updated: Concrete work will further delay Black Dog opening

Update 3:11 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4, 2015:

Chalk up another surprise that will delay the opening of the Champaign location of Black Dog Smoke & Ale House.

Co-owner Mike Cochran said Friday afternoon that the reconstructed wheelchair ramp that had caused one delay now is causing another, because it has to be torn out and rebuilt again.

#SundaySneak: Burger joint to reopen Saturday

 Long before they became the new owners of Schroeder’s Drive-In at 432 N. Gilbert St., Daniel and Susan Walton; Walton’s son, Dale Terrell; and Terrell’s fiancee, Kara Larson, were all loyal customers.