It's Your Business: New spin for record store

If you still like to listen to vinyl records, a new store in Urbana could be the place for you.

See You CD & Vinyl opened for business this weekend in the former Error Records space at 123 W. Main St.

Owner Jesse Grubbs, who will run the store with his fiancee, Alysha McDaniel, said he has been in the groove for vinyl records since he was a child.

Danville Applebee's will mean 100 jobs

DANVILLE — The franchise company that's opening an Applebee's in Danville plans to hire around 100 people to run the restaurant.

Scott Fischer, director of marketing for American Franchise Capital, which has 56 Applebee's restaurants throughout the Midwest, said the company is "highly selective" in choosing locations and that Danville was a perfect fit.

Mayor confirms Applebee's coming back to Danville

DANVILLE — It's official: Applebee's is returning to North Vermilion Street.

Danville Mayor Scott Eisenhauer confirmed to The News-Gazette on Monday night what had been rumored to be in the works for months.

The grand opening, which developers had hoped would be sometime in 2015, will likely be sometime in the first quarter of 2016, Eisenhauer said.

Tex-Mex chain continues its expansion in Big Ten

CHAMPAIGN — A new fast casual restaurant with a Tex-Mex theme has opened at Carriage Center on Champaign's south side.

That it's in a Big Ten town is no surprise.

Applebee's franchisees buy Danville property

DANVILLE — Investors who own more than 50 Applebee's restaurant franchises have purchased property on North Vermilion Street, according to documents filed in the Vermilion County recorder's office.

Today's Special: Now serving pizza in a zip

CHAMPAIGN — A new fast, casual pizzeria has opened in the heart of Campustown.

Azzip Pizza launched its newest restaurant at 505 E. Green St., C, on Sept. 9, according to general manager Eric Dvorachek.

"Azzip is pizza spelled backwards," said Dvorachek. "And we get it done in a zip.

Jimmy John's growth: Fast-tracked

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Black Dog to open in Champaign on Thursday

CHAMPAIGN —After delays caused by a variety of issues with renovation, the downtown Champaign location of the Black Dog Smoke & Ale House will open next Thursday.

"Our official opening date is next Thursday," said Mike Cochran, a co-owner of the restaurant.

Moe's draws a crowd on opening day

CHAMPAIGN — Folks started showing up at the new Moe's Southwest Grill at 4:30 a.m. Thursday to get in line to qualify for a year of free burritos.

By the time the fast-casual restaurant at 2041 S. Neil St. in the Carriage Center in Champaign opened at 11 a.m., the line of hungry customers reached about 100, according to co-franchisee Ken Solem.

Schroeder's new owners eager to mix old and new

DANVILLE — Long before they became the new owners of Schroeder's Drive-In at 432 N. Gilbert St., Daniel and Susan Walton; Walton's son, Dale Terrell; and Terrell's fiancee, Kara Larson, were all loyal customers.