It's your business: Ticket firm sets up shop at mall
A Bradley-based sports and music ticket broker with one retail store in Bourbonnais will open its second shop at Champaign's Market Place Mall on June 1.
Go All Out, to be located in the Bergner's wing, will sell tickets to major league sporting events, NASCAR races and concerts across the nation. The shop will also carry sports apparel.
Go All Out President Kalen Schulteis said the company, in business for seven years, was drawn to the university student market in Champaign-Urbana.
For more information, see the Web site at www.goallout.com.
Chinese restaurant opens
A new Chinese restaurant has opened at the Savoy Plaza south of the Savoy 16 Theater.
Eastern Taste is open for lunch and dinner (dine-in and carry-out) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
The restaurant has a regular menu and a buffet. The lunch buffet runs $5.95 and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
The dinner buffet is $12.95 and starts at 4 p.m. every day but Sunday, when it's available all day.
New name and more
Douglas Kistler has changed the name of his Urbana-based concrete products business to Uptown Custom Concrete Products and has added concrete sinks for kitchens, bathrooms and bars.
He also provides precast concrete countertops, vanity tops, tabletops, shower surrounds, conference tables, fireplace surrounds, hearths and mantels, and floor tiles all made from custom-mixed, color-matched concrete.
Kistler, who has been in the concrete business for 10 years, was trained and certified by Concrete Countertop Institute in Raleigh, N.C.
Customers can see his designs at his Urbana shop by calling 493-8295 for an appointment.
For more information, see the Web site at www.uptownconcrete.com.
Mercantile Antiques & Trading Co. in St. Joseph has a new dealer, Wendy Pacenta Preston of Champaign, who is selling vintage clothing, collectibles such as luggage and dolls, jewelry and other accessories.
The antiques mall is at 302 Northgate Drive, off the Interstate 74 exit to St. Joseph. Shop hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Preston said.
Do Good Consulting, which works for small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations, has added new staff and moved to 201 W. Green St. in downtown Urbana, across from the Urbana Free Library, according to Laura Huth, president and CEO.
Do Good offers such services as fundraising, marketing, communications, planning, program development, hiring searches, professional development and database upgrades.
For more information, call 778-1687 or see the Web site at www.dogoodconsulting.org.
Champaign-based Kenaz Life & Fitness Training has a new division, FitCamps4Chicks, that has teamed up with the Champaign Park District to offer outdoor boot camps for women at Centennial Park.
Each camp runs three times a week for four weeks, and focuses on fun and fitness, said owner/trainer Bobbi Johnson. For more information, see www.fitcamps4chicks.com.
Teresa Blazaitis of Mahomet has started Clean by Nature, a cleaning service for homes and small to medium-sized businesses that uses all environmentally friendly, human- and pet-friendly products, she said.
She uses Shaklee cleaning products and sells them to her clients, she said.
Clean by Nature will serve cleaning clients within 30 miles of Champaign-Urbana, Blazaitis said.
For more information and free estimates, call 586-2387 or send e-mail to BLAZCO@aol.com.
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