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Changes to site plans push Kohl's opening back to 2013

DANVILLE — Despite the good weather, construction has not yet resumed this year at the Kohl's site on North Vermilion, because of changes in the site plan, according to Mayor Scott Eisenhauer.

"All projects along the North Vermilion Street retail corridor are still moving forward," Eisenhauer said.


Goodwill set to open store in Danville

DANVILLE — In less than three weeks, a new Goodwill store will open in the former Osco drug store on the corner of Gilbert and Fairchild streets. It will mark the first time in about six years that the building has been operational since it originally opened in 2001 as Osco drug store and closed about five years later when CVS bought out Osco.


Danville seeks new stores to shore up against 'retail leakage'

DANVILLE — Local officials attribute the recent flurry of activity in retail development in Danville to aggressive recruitment efforts that began years ago as well as more recent shifts in the retail landscape.


City wants to develop land at Sixth, Green instead of keeping it for parking

CHAMPAIGN — Within the next two weeks, the city will begin asking builders to submit proposals for the redevelopment of a key parking lot on Green Street in Campustown.


Danville projects get green light

DANVILLE — Aldermen Tuesday night approved a redevelopment agreement for the new T.J. Maxx store, rezoning and annexation for the Meijer store project, rezoning for Watchfire Time-O-Matic's expansion plans and an application for a federal grant that would help fund the continued study of removing two city-owned low-head dams on two rivers.


Danville committee backs accord for T.J. Maxx, Meijer

DANVILLE — Aldermen on the city's public works committee Tuesday night recommended a $300,000 redevelopment agreement for the planned T.J. Maxx store and also recommended annexing 12 acres for the Meijer retail project.


Danville working on sales tax agreement for T.J. Maxx

DANVILLE — City of Danville officials this morning released a proposed sales tax agreement that would assist developers in bringing a T.J. Maxx store to the North Vermilion retail site that already includes plans for a Kohl's store.


Danville aldermen leave Meijer high, dry, then reverse themselves

DANVILLE — Aldermen initially voted down several changes to the city's liquor ordinance Tuesday night that would have made a liquor license available to the new Meijer store.

Later on in the evening, they changed their minds.


Panel urges approval of Time-O-Matic, Meijer requests

DANVILLE — Plans for an expansion at Time-O-Matic Watchfire will position the digital sign company for three to five years of growth that could lead to the creation of 150 to 200 jobs, according to company officials.


Remodeling will make jewelry store smaller

CHAMPAIGN — Christopher's Fine Jewelry Design in downtown Champaign has closed for remodeling and expects to reopen later this week in a smaller space.

Co-owner Lois Wacholtz said the store plans to keep its frontage at 124 N. Neil St., C, but lease out the back portion.