Carrie Hennigh and Linda Carico — Rantoul natives both — signed the papers Monday morning to buy the popular restaurant located at 400 N. Century Blvd. from Tony and Ashley Grilo of Thomasboro.
In response to the “challenging labor market as well as evolving customer shopping patterns,” Schnucks announced that nearly all of its stores — including ones in Champaign, Mahomet, Savoy and Urbana — will be operating from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. starting next week, clipping an hour off their current closing times.
The Ribcage started as a food truck in 2016.
Lots of music this week, from the Pygmalion festival to the Marching Illini to the Bob Dylan/Carl Perkins song, "Champaign, Illinois." Also, will The Ribeye ever open again?
What is the Great American Beer Festival — and did C-U have a role?
Topics include the number of UI students actually on campus this fall, Broadway shows at the SFC, more fast food in Campustown, labor shortages affect UI football games, construction on University Avenue, another movie starlet from central Illinois and the unusual color of Urbana fire trucks.
The UI campus’ new flagship dining hall seats up to 1,385 eaters at its nine themed “micro-restaurants” — from demonstration kitchen Table 1867 (named for the year the university was founded) to the eastern hemisphere appeal of Fusion 48 (the same number of Asian countries in the United Nations).
Gather Illinois, the large apartment and retail complex that’s been under construction at the southeast corner at Lincoln and University avenues, is now open.
The uncertainty surrounding the future of The Ribeye has loyal customers clamoring — by phone and in person, at all hours of the day — for one last steak dinner before the kitchen lights are turned off.
Queries about a huge house in Champaign, security cameras on campus, a Champaign Police retirement, the Peacemaker Project 703, August humidity, another fast food place, a solar farm in Urbana, Littyville, the I-74/I-57 flyover, upcoming shredding events and that lovely lot on Van Doren Street in Champaign.
'We want to get out of Illinois,' former 3 Ravens Food and Spirits owner Brad Peters says. 'It’s not going to get any better; we’re going to get deeper and deeper in debt. We’re never going to pay off that debt. They’re going to wait for the feds to bail them out.'
If he can get some equipment back up and running, owner hopes to be able to reopen his drive-thru to sell ice cream — and keep his employees working — in a couple of weeks.
Emerging from the throes of the pandemic that dissipated 95 percent of its dorm and catering business overnight, it won the $5.3 million bid to be Illini athletics' newest food supplier until at least the summer of 2024.
It was a bit like old times in Campustown this week as University of Illinois students were moving in and state COVID-19 mitigation restrictions on businesses were still lifted.
Roxanne Street opened a gift shop in Rantoul a year ago with the goal of making it a fun place to be at a time people need more fun and laughter in their lives.
A new bar with a theme catering to dog lovers, Six Hound Saloon, will open in Champaign later this year or early next year.
According to a Facebook post signed by husband-and-wife co-owners Jeanne Schnabel and Guenter Loesel, the home of the hunters feast will serve its last meals on Aug. 29.