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Maize to open second location downtown

The new Maize location will be at the Station, Downtown Champaign (100 N. Chestnut, formally 116 N. Chestnut).
April 3, 2016

With a 4.6 star review on Google and a 4.5 star review on Yelp,ag Maize is a favorite restaurant of students on campus, but its cramped space turns some customers away. “Maize is the best Mexican restaurant...

Espresso Royale Union location closes, new location to be opened in Grainger Engineering Library

The Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Cafe operated for the last time on Tuesday, May 26, 2015. A Starbucks will open in the same location. 
May 27, 2015

Tuesday marked the last day of business for the Espresso Royale located in the Illini Union Courtyard Café.After operating there since the mid-1990s, the shop will be replaced by a Starbucks, which will...

Dating app Fortu to launch on campus

March 31, 2015

Coming to campus this spring, Fortu is an app designed to change the way people look at online dating, according to Jason White, founder of the app. The app uses three major pillars: initial physical attraction,...

Common Ground Food Co-op to open location in Champaign

June 12, 2014

Common Ground Food Co-op, located in downtown Urbana, has announced that it is moving forward on lease negotiations for a second store to open by the summer of 2015 in Champaign. The exact location hasn't...

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