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It's Your Business: Quilting shop comes to Savoy

Farm Ridge, a quilting shop that carries fabrics, sewing machines and more, is coming to Savoy.

The business, owned by Deb Heater of rural Urbana, plans to occupy one of the buildings on the out-lot in front of the Wal-Mart Supercenter.

A grand opening is planned for Feb. 23, said Steve Heater, Deb's husband and business manager.

Business listings, Jan. 25, 2015

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

Action Jackson Comics, 123 W. Main St., U, by William Lewis Jackson Bird, 1616 E. Avenue D, Bismarck, N.D.

Body Balance, 802 Haines Blvd., C, by Courtney Diskin, same address.

Essential Foot Care, 1004 Birkdale Drive, C, by Terri Richards, same address.

It's Your Business: Fire services firm comes to town

Illini Fire Service has moved into the northern half of the former Carter Construction Services building at 1600 N. Oak St., C.

"We're a fire protection company," said company President Ryan Donaldson. "We provide inspection, sales and service of fire sprinklers."

Donaldson, who grew up in Roberts, formerly operated the company from his home in Loda.

Business listings, Jan. 18, 2015

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

Array Technical Service Group-ATSG, 1704 E. Colorado Ave., Apt. 102, U, by Robert Pendleton, same address.

Blueberry Caviar, 2613 Willoughby Road, C, by Samuel Chen, same address.

Bogan Builders, 1602 Lincolnwood Ave., U, by Adam Bogan, same address.

It's Your Business: More apartments coming near UI

Multistory complexes near campus will also have commercial space

Two new apartment complexes have been added to the growing list of residential projects near the University of Illinois.

On the go: Champaign man has world view of business

CHAMPAIGN — Peter Miller is only 29, but already he has had business dealings in Ukraine, Romania and Ethiopia and held two jobs in Jerusalem.

Miller, who is working on a master's degree in business administration at the University of Illinois, is executive vice president of Equipment Direct West, an agricultural equipment export company based in Arcola and founded by Wilmer Otto.

Fat City owner buys Memphis on Main

CHAMPAIGN — The owner of Fat City Bar and Grill has acquired Memphis on Main in downtown Champaign and said he plans to continue booking the same sort of entertainment there.

Strawberry Fields to be reborn

URBANA — Fans of the Strawberry Fields natural and organic foods store can look for its rebirth this spring, thanks to Mohammad Al-Heeti and his family.

It's Your Business: Moe's Southwest Grill planning C-U site

Moe's Southwest Grill could come to the Champaign-Urbana area soon.

Ken Solem, who with Gary Sparks has the Moe's franchise for this area, said he hopes to open a restaurant here as early as this spring — ideally May or early June.

Solem and Sparks already operate two Moe's locations in the Bloomington-Normal area and plan to open a store in East Peoria this spring.

Business calendar, Jan. 4, 2015

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