This week's stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign's Papa Del's, a pizza lover's paradise that is enjoying its new radio connection.
The work, which will add a spa and eight guest suites, comes after a $5 million renovation to the clubhouse five years ago and $2 million in general capital improvements over the last two years.
The restaurant, which has been one of the most popular stands inside Urbana's Broadway Food Hall, opened its new location Oct. 21 at 3401 Fields South Drive, Suite 121.
Co-owner Filiberto Ocampo said the new eatery includes many of the same favorites offered in Villa Grove, including fajitas, burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, taco salads and homemade fresh guacamole, washed down with what Ocampo calls 'monster' glasses of homemade red sangria and margaritas.
Owner Scott Cochrane said construction should begin soon to add a new metal roof supported by a steel structure. The building is being turned into a brewery and distillery.
This week's stop in our series on area businesses with stories to tell: The Beef House in Covington, Ind., a favorite stop of Illini teams (Lovie Smith's crew was there Friday) to and from Purdue.
If the new location at First and Green streets isn't ready by then, owner Scott Cochrane said, 'then we'll open when the kids get back. I don't have any problem that we'll hit that.'
Campus Ink co-owner Steven Farag was working on his business’ pop-up shop in the former C.O. Daniels midday on a Friday, not normally a busy time for campus bars. But on normal days, a campus institution isn’t closing down next door.
The seven-story Marriott Aloft is slated to open by the end of 2020 on the corner of Hill and Neil streets with 132 rooms, a bar on the first floor, and 'a robot that will come and deliver your food and beverage for room service.'
The downtown sections of Urbana and Champaign get some Mailbag love this week, particularly two hotels — one almost 100 years old and another about to begin construction.
Scott Cochrane has been planning to add one to his Midtown Crossing development, but ordinances make no mention of one, so the plan commission will take up the matter at its meeting Wednesday.
Those first 10 in line for a camp-out Thursday night ahead of the Champaign location's opening today agreed that if they won, they’d meet there every month to eat their free sandwiches.
The popular Campustown bar will close its doors at 618 E. Daniel St. for good on that date, owner Scott Cochrane said Wednesday. It is scheduled to reopen in January in its new location at First and Green streets, where construction is underway.
This week’s stop in our video series on local businesses with stories to tell: Champaign’s Original Pancake House, a decades-old breakfast joint that grows bigger by the day.
The first 100 guests age 18 and older will receive free Chick-fil-A for a year, and to accommodate, Chick-fil-A will host a 12-hour campout beginning at 6 p.m. the day before.
The permit was issued earlier this month for 1409 N. Prospect Ave., C, the former Prospect Auto lot between Dos Reales and Danville Gardens Too.
The new store will open by the end of October, said Jennifer Prance, spokeswoman for the franchisee, MBR Management led by Mark Ratterman.
If the 60-plus-acre artificial-turf complex is approved, 'you're creating a Midwest destination location for some very large markets to travel toward a sporting venue like we're proposing,' Village Administrator Scott Eisenhauer told the board.