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Entertainment listings, Jan. 17-24, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.

Howdy Burger fills Campustown void

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Say howdy to a new eatery in Campustown.

Howdy Burger opened Tuesday at 625 E. Green St. in Champaign, in the former Pizza Factory building.

UPDATE: Manzella's to reopen Friday after car crashed into it Thursday

CHAMPAIGN — Three Manzella siblings were grateful to be able to reopen their family restaurant Friday, 32 hours after an alleged drunken driver crashed through the window to their banquet room early Thursday.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 10-17, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

JEFF DUNHAM

What: Comedian and ventriloquist on his "Passively Aggressive" Tour.

When: 5 p.m. Jan. 12.

Where: State Farm Center, 1800 S. First St., C.

Cost: $45.50 plus fees.

More info: Call 866-455-4641 or statefarmcenter.com.

Next week

CHAMPAIGN COUNTY CELEBRATES LEGACY OF DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

UPDATE: Work on Champaign Golden Corral to begin in spring

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CHAMPAIGN — Golden Corral finally picked up its building permit Wednesday, according to Larry Happ, Champaign's building safety supervisor.

Happ said constuction would begin this spring: "No sooner than April."

UPDATE: Paxton's Little Chef Diner closes after less than a year in operation

PAXTON — Open less than a year, the Little Chef Diner in Paxton has closed its doors permanently, leaving the building that once housed a Pizza Hut vacant yet again.

It was the second diner to occupy the red-roofed building at 560 John St. east of Interstate 57 since the Pizza Hut closed Dec. 31, 2016.

Just Askin' | Scotty's Brewhouse's bankruptcy not felt here

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With Scotty's Brewhouse filing for bankruptcy, what's going to happen to the Champaign location?

The Champaign restaurant on South Neil Street is not affected, said general manager Tim Jongsma.

Rafters Draft & Dough closes shortly after first anniversary

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CHAMPAIGN — Rafters Draft & Dough in Champaign has closed after a year's worth of business. The restaurant/bar at 1906 W. Bradley Ave., C, made the announcement on its Facebook page.

Entertainment listings, Jan. 3-10, 2019

EVENTS

This weekend

ILLINI FARM TOY SHOW AND AUCTION

What: Hosted by Champaign County and Vermillion County Farm Bureau Young Ag Leaders. Lots of farm toy vendors and collectible items with a live consignment auction.

When: 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 5. Auction, 10:30 a.m. Jan. 5.

Where: Wyndham Garden Hotel, 1001 W. Killarney St., U.

Getting Personal: Justin Taylor

Each week, we offer a Q&A with a local personality. Today, JUSTIN TAYLOR, the owner of JT Walker's in Mahomet, chats with staff writer Paul Wood. He's a Mahomet booster and a self-admitted terrible ice skater.

Where did you grow up?

I am a fourth-generation Mahomet native.

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