Savoy in discussions with final owners for 'town center' development

SAVOY — The economic development commission reviewed progress on what is tentatively being called the "town center" project.

It's Your Business: Spa opens at Pines

A new day spa has opened in southeast Urbana.

Owner Carmen Kirby said her new business, Breathe In Spa, opened July 16 at 2680 Philo Road, Suite G, in the Pines Shopping Center.

The day spa employs 10 staff members.

"I'm thrilled to bring many wellness and beauty professionals under one roof," Kirby said.

10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co.

10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co.

1. Its age: Jos. Kuhn & Co. is marking 150 years in business this year, one of only a few family-owned men's clothing stores still in business.

#SundaySneak: History of a downtown fixture

In Sunday's News-Gazette, you'll find 10 things to know about Jos. Kuhn & Co., plus a company chronology:

Here's number 2:

Its evolution: Today's store is different from what it was when downtown department stores were in their heyday.

Slumberland could open in Danville by October

DANVILLE — A Slumberland store at the Village Mall in Danville could be open as early as October, according to the developer.

Champaign OKs $710,000 in incentives for downtown Common Ground

CHAMPAIGN — A new Common Ground Food Co-Op store in downtown Champaign will receive up to $710,000 in tax benefits through a bill passed Tuesday night by the city council.

Constitution protects private Confederate flag displays

Confederate flags in C-U? Tom Kacich knows the history. Ask about it here

From Wal-Mart to Amazon, Sears to eBay, one major retailer after another announced Tuesday they'd no longer sell Confederate flags.

Slumberland a potential replacement at former Sears location in Danville

DANVILLE — Most of the 60,000 square feet left empty by the 2014 closing of the Danville Sears store could be filled by a furniture retailer — and the city is offering an incentive to make it happen.

Art Mart move a 'leap of faith'

Questions about this move? Urbana? Local business? Send 'em to Tom Kacich here and he'll chase down an answer

Thirty-seven years after moving into Lincoln Square in Urbana, Art Mart will soon have a new home — at 1705 S. Prospect Ave. in Champaign.

Dollar General considers store in Philo

PHILO — Dollar General is considering building a store on North Lincoln Street in the southern Champaign County town of Philo.

"We are actually in the due diligence stage, but we haven't committed to doing so quite yet," said Crystal Ghassemi, public relations manager for the company.