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It's Your Business: Heel to Toe expanding

Heel to Toe is proceeding with its expansion in downtown Urbana, with plans for retooling one of its three stores there and adding a fourth.

The three stores already there include:

— Heel to Toe at 106 W. Main St.

— Birkenstock Concepts at 104 W. Main St.

— New Balance at 108 W. Main St.

Common Ground considered several locations

CHAMPAIGN — Common Ground Food Co-Op considered spaces in south Champaign, west Champaign — and even other spaces downtown — before deciding on the former Sullivan Chevrolet building.

Updated: Food co-op to bring jobs, local foods to downtown Champaign

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CHAMPAIGN — Common Ground Food Co-Op hopes to open a new store in downtown Champaign in early 2016, the cooperative announced Thursday.

Field & Stream: C-U adventure venture

CHAMPAIGN — Folks who like to get close to wild animals that are no longer wild — or alive, for that matter — should be thrilled with the Field & Stream Shop slated to open at Market Place Shopping Center this fall.

Work progressing at anchor building

CHAMPAIGN — Dick's Sporting Goods and Field & Stream wasted no time in putting up their new anchor store building at Market Place Shopping Center, the center's general manager said, calling it part of "a very fast-moving process".

"That's the reason we saw the demolition (of Sears) in the middle of winter," Dennis Robertson said.

Downtown pharmacy has seen steady growth

CHAMPAIGN — Prescriptions filled? Check.

Flu shots given? Check.

Corner of happy and healthy? Nope, corner of Hickory and Washington in downtown Champaign.

It's Your Business: Developer updates First/Springfield plans

CHAMPAIGN — Dan Hamelberg has updated his plans for developing the northeast corner of First Street and Springfield Avenue in Champaign.

Hamelberg, the chairman of The University Group, said he plans to tear down all the buildings on the east side of First Street from Springfield Avenue north to White Street.

Dick's Sporting Goods, Field & Stream to combine at former Sears site at Market Place

CHAMPAIGN — Dick's Sporting Goods and an affiliated outdoors store, Field & Stream, plan to open at Market Place Mall in a new 102,000-square-foot building on the site of the recently demolished Sears store.

Savoy RadioShack to be closed

SAVOY — The Savoy RadioShack store is among 77 in Illinois slated to be closed as the electronics chain seeks to restructure its business.

No closing date was given for the store at 503 S. Dunlap Ave., with RadioShack stating only that the closings will occur "over the coming weeks" and that remaining inventory is expected to be sold off.

Gauge shows steady growth

URBANA — The University of Illinois flash index rose to 106.8 in January — up from 106.5 in December — indicating continued growth in Illinois' economy.