A casual restaurant featuring American-style food and an industrial decor has opened in Paxton's old bakery building at 126 S. Market St.
Open since Dec. 28, the new place is called Tin Pan.
It serves lunch and dinner only, Wednesday through Saturday, but starting next month it will begin opening on Sundays for lunch served family style, said one of the owners, Terra Hendrix.
The menu features a showcase salad bar with 25 upscale items, sweet potato fries, homemade twice-baked potatoes, hand-cut rib-eye steaks and fried butterflied shrimp. All sandwiches come served on toasted Italian rolls or on a special Tin Pan version of Texas toast, Hendrix said.
Hours are 10:30 a.m. through dinner, with no official closing time yet, but Hendrix said Tin Pan won't close earlier than 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Hendrix formerly operated a Curves for Women workout facility that she sold this past fall, and also has eight years of experience in restaurant management. Her partner, Peggy Burton, has more than 20 years of experience in the restaurant field, Hendrix said.
The phone number is 379-0693.
They do eBay
Want to sell something on eBay, but don't want to bother with the details?
U-C it Sell Inc.., which opened recently at 2716 Clark Road, C, will handle them all for you.
John Buhs of Urbana, one of the owners, said sellers can drop off their merchandise. His business will photograph it, research its value, write the listing, handle the payment process and ship the item.
The seller gets a check at the end of the process, minus eBay fees and U-C It Sell's commission.
Buhs, who played baseball for Urbana High School and North Central College and spent three years in the minors – including two for the Cincinnati Reds – also gives private baseball lessons through his other business, J&J Baseball in Champaign.
His partner in U-C it Sell is his sister, Renee Llewellyn, who formerly worked for the former Presidential Tower student apartment building in Champaign.
Business hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. For information, call 398-2686.
The Kelly Services office at 2001 Round Barn Road, C, plans to move to the Schnucks Champaign Commons plaza Wednesday.
The new location will be in the former Cigar World space at the west end of the shopping center. The new Champaign address is 113 N. Mattis Ave., Suite K. The phone number will continue to be 351-0937.
Kelly Services has three other offices serving Champaign and Vermilion counties, said Tina Smith, manager for the area.
The Great Hall at the Historic Lincoln Hotel at 209 S. Broadway Ave., U, was renamed Camelot Restaurant this past Monday.
It has a new European menu and a wine list, and is open from 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, according to hotel manager Jaci Nickelson.
For information or reservations, call 384-8800.
Musical chairs at Market Place
The Limited and Limited Too stores at Market Place Mall, Champaign, will be remodeling, and The Limited will switch locations at the mall.
And the Express Men store at the mall will be moving, remodeling and converting to an Express store with both men's and women's clothing, according to the mall management office.
The goal is to have the work done and all the stores reopened in new locations by April.
The Express store will close at the end of the month and reopen in the space where The Limited is now.
Limited Too will take a temporary location while its space is being remodeled and will reopen in its current spot. The Limited will move temporarily to the old space of Abercrombie Kids in the Sears wing and then reopen in the former Express Men space, according to the mall management.
Are you opening a new business or changing something at your existing business? Debra Pressey can be reached by phone at 351-5229, or 800-252-3346; by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or regular mail at The News-Gazette, c/o It's Your Business column, P.O. Box 677, Champaign, IL 61824-0677.