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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.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 18-25, 2018


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The right recipe: Restaurateur has 'committed his life to helping others'

CHAMPAIGN — For the past two years, Sahil Contractor has missed his family's Thanksgiving dinner to feed the homeless and others who were alone for the holiday.

When asked why, the young owner of two Wingstop restaurants — including one at 512 S. Neil St., C — simply says, "I've been so blessed in my life."

Entertainment listings, Oct. 11-18, 2018

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Champaign police's Coffee with a Cop Day set Wednesday at Biggby

CHAMPAIGN — Members of the public are invited to have coffee with and ask questions of Champaign police Wednesday.

As part of the third annual national Coffee with a Cop Day, guests can have a free cup of coffee from 7 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Biggby Coffee, 401 S. Mattis Ave., C.

The idea behind the event is for the public to get to know officers in a nonstressful situation.

Champaign Park Board renews deal for Farren's to sell alcohol at Virginia

CHAMPAIGN — A local pub will continue to serve alcohol at the Virginia Theatre for another year.

On Wednesday night, the Champaign Park Board voted 4-0 to approve an agreement with Farren's Pub and Eatery to provide a selection of beer, wine and other types of alcoholic beverages at the Virginia through Sept. 25, 2019.

Entertainment listings, Sept. 27-Oct. 4, 2018


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Zorba's up for sale for second time in two years

CHAMPAIGN — About a year and a half after taking over, the new owners of Zorba's have put the popular Campustown restaurant back up for sale.

The restaurant at 627 E. Green St., C, is listed with the real-estate firm Keller Williams for $179,900.