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Updated: January 18, 2019 @ 9:11 pm
A look at the businesses that have opened and closed in the Bloomington-Normal area.
Alexander Lumber in Bloomington will be merging into the company's facility in LeRoy with the store shutting down by the end of February. Read the story.
Donny B's Popcorn and Gourmet Gifts opened recently in Bloomington. The shop features more than 75 flavors of popcorn.
Read the story.
The Tasty Crab, 706 S. Eldorado Road, Bloomington, will open Wednesday, December 19 at the site of the former Lucky Garden restaurant.
Upward Challenge — a new way to stay physically fit, featuring a zip line and obstacle course challenges — is under construction in east Bloomington. The facility will be owned by Erin and Derrick Williams, said investor Bob Dobski. READ THE STORY.
After operating downtown for 22 years, Churchill's Formal Wear is closing down. READ THE STORY.
After selling their McDonald's restaurants last year, Bob and Julie Dobski are building a brand new upscale restaurant in east Bloomington: RobDob's Restaurant and Bar. READ THE STORY.
Bloomington/Normal's First Fashion Truck, online women's boutique opened their brick and mortar shop in July 2018. Luxe Boutique is located at 909B S Eldorado Drive Bloomington, IL 61704. Luxe Boutique offers affordable luxury to women in sizes XS-3X.
Caffe Italia, an east Bloomington restaurant that earlier this year faced losing its liquor license over unpaid city taxes, closed on October 10, 2018. READ THE STORY.
Torrid, which offers clothing and accessories for women and teens in sizes 10 to 30, will open in The Shoppes at College Hills, according to a building permit filed with the town of Normal. Read the story.
Grand Cafe West Side is open at 1514 W. Market St., which had been the home of Yen Ching Express for more than 17 years. READ THE STORY.
H&M occupies 20,000 square feet in the former J.C. Penney space and opened October 4. READ THE STORY.
Ross Dress for Less opened in September 2018 at 200 Greenbriar Drive, Normal. READ THE STORY.
Planet Fitness opened in September 2018 as part of the former J.C. Penney store at Eastland Mall. READ THE STORY.
Hibbett Sports plans to open a store at Eastland Mall sometime in September according to any email from the company. READ THE STORY.
Bergner's closed on Wednesday, August 29, 2018. READ THE STORY.
The Sears store at Eastland Mall will close in November; the auto store closed at the end of August.
Bakery and Pickle opened Sept. 5 at 513 N. Main St. READ THE STORY.
The cable, internet and phone provider will close its store at 1202 W. Division St. in Normal and open a new one in the Shoppes at College Hills this winter. READ THE STORY.
Von Champs Boutique opened on July 18 at 402 N. Main St. READ THE STORY.
Eric's Too opened at 921 Maple Hill Road in west Bloomington. READ THE STORY.
Wausau Homes Bloomington-Normal Design Studio is at 3703 Ireland Grove Road Suite 2A in Bloomington. READ THE STORY.
Caribou Coffeehouse operates under the same roof as Einstein Bros. Bagels. READ THE STORY.
CoreLife Eatery opened on June 7 at 115 S. Veterans Parkway in Normal. READ THE STORY.
Murray's Shoes closed in June after 143 years in business. READ THE STORY.
Keg Grove Brewing Company opened on Friday, June 1 at 712 E. Empire St., Bloomington. READ THE STORY.
Brandt Group of Companies started making grain-conveying and gran-handling equipment at 19500 N. 1425 East Road in rural Hudson. READ THE STORY.
Merry Ann's Diner closed on May 17. READ THE STORY.
Pet Supplies Plus opened in April at 1920 Bradford Lane in Normal. READ THE STORY.
Garlic Press Popcorn and Sweet Shop opened on April 7 at 108 W. North St. in Normal. READ THE STORY.
CJ's Restaurant and Catering, which had known issues with unpaid rent and unpaid municipal taxes, closed in April. READ THE STORY.
Nightshop opened in March at 517 N. Main St. in Bloomington.
Villas of Hollybrook opened at 1815 Towanda Barnes Road, Bloomington. READ THE STORY.
Welbrook at Bloomington opened at 1402 Leslie Drive in Bloomington. READ THE STORY.
Lil Beaver Brewery opened at 16 Currency Drive on Jan. 11. READ THE STORY.
The Donut Experiment is at 1601 Morrissey Drive in Bloomington.
The Fresh Market at 200 Greenbriar Drive closed as part of 15 closures across the family-owned chain. READ THE STORY.
Five-foot-tall, red letters spelling out the State Farm name can be seen on the roof of the former corporate headquarters building in downtown Bloomington. The iconic signage has been removed in October 2018.
Toys R Us closed following the filing of Chapter 11 bankruptcy. READ THE STORY.
Kobe's BBQ Japanese Express closed in late February. READ THE STORY.
HuHot Mongolian Grill in Parkway Plaza closed in November 2018 after opening in January of the same year. Read the story.
NORMAL — Normal's newest clothing store is almost ready to step out of the fitting room.
BLOOMINGTON — Grand Cafe West Side is open at 1514 W. Market St., which had been the home of…
BLOOMINGTON — A new clothing store is set to open next month at Eastland Mall in Bloomington.
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Why is Bob Dobski wearing a University of Illinois-colored orange shirt? Doesn't he realize that it has been ISU (hint - RED-bird) students and parents that have pigged out over the years to support his high-calorie fast food emporia?
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