Latest El Toro to open in January at Carle at the Fields

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The Mexican restaurant El Toro hopes to open at Carle at the Fields in January.

“We are just starting the buildout of the El Toro space,” said Chris Saunders, owner of Green Street Realty.

Restaurant owner gets probation for buying stolen electronics

URBANA — A Champaign businessman who admitted he was fencing stolen electronics from his Bradley Avenue fried-chicken restaurant has been sentenced to probation and home confinement.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 8-15, 2018


This weekend


What: Featuring the work of Craft League of Champaign-Urbana's artists exhibiting new, original works in basketry, ceramics, fiber, fiber/batik, glass, jewelry, painting/printmaking, photography and woodworking.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11.

Papa John's still struggling after founder's departure

Papa John's continues to struggle with the fallout from its founder's noisy departure, but its CEO says a new ad campaign is helping turn things around.

The pizza chain said Tuesday it lost $13 million in the third quarter, a 160 percent decline from the July-September period a year ago.

Silver Bullet owners buy lot next door, plan 'neighborhood-friendly restaurant'

URBANA — The owners of the Silver Bullet strip club have purchased the vacant property next door.

Ed and Michelle Salfelder plan to create a "neighborhood-friendly restaurant, with some retail space," they said in an announcement released Thursday by the city of Urbana.

Entertainment listings, Nov. 1-8, 2018


This weekend


What: A Klose Knit Fashion Show — Where Knitting Meets Passion. Silent auction and raffle. Presented by Imbibe Urbana.

When: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Nov. 2.

Where: held in the back hallway of Lincoln Square Mall in Urbana, behind Common Ground Food Co-op, 300 S. Broadway Ave., #166, downtown Urbana.

Memphis on Main closing Nov. 1 after lease not renewed

CHAMPAIGN — A downtown bar was set to close Thrusday, though its owner hopes to reopen relatively soon.

The managers of Memphis on Main, 55 E. Main St., said they were unable to renew its lease.

"Unfortunately, we were unable to secure a lease with the landlords," said Zac Sickler, the bar's managing partner along with his father, Rod.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018


This weekend


What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

Shuffling continues in downtown Champaign

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CHAMPAIGN — After Merry Ann's Diner abruptly closed its downtown location in July, One Main Development had four vacancies on its hands.

Neighborhood mainstay Huber's marking a century in business

CHAMPAIGN — What's your pleasure: beer or candy?

Customers have been able to get both at Huber's since not long after World War I ended — well, except for that long dry spell while Prohibition was the rule of the land.