Champaign Starbucks opening

Work continues Thursday, Aug. 1, 2019, on the Union Square shopping center, which will host a Starbucks, left, at the northeast corner of Mattis and Springfield Avenues in Champaign.

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Construction has picked up on the Starbucks being built on the corner of Springfield and Mattis avenues in Champaign.

The developers hope to turn the building over to the coffee chain in September, said Ramshaw Real Estate’s Lauren Ramshaw.

“They have an anticipated open date (of) ‘late fall,’” she said.

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Coming Sunday: A look at the progress being made at that intersection, which includes a bank’s transition to a new — and nearby — building.


Ben Zigterman is a reporter covering business at The News-Gazette. His email is, and you can follow him on Twitter (@bzigterman).