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Papa Del’s to permanently close Green Street location over winter break

By Jason Chun

November 23, 2015

Papa Del’s will close the doors of its Green Street location over the University's winter break in preparation for the opening of its new location. The Green Street restaurant, 206 E. Green St., has been open for about 40 years. There is no set date for when it will close. The new location, 1201 S. N...

Growing Green Street: What’s new for fall 2015

Growing Green Street: What’s new for fall 2015

By Christina Lorey

June 28, 2015

Green Street has undergone several changes just within the past five years. The heart of Campustown has exploded with building projects and restaurants. Come August 2015, three new apartment complexes, one new parking lot, a hotel and some restaurant changes will greet students and their families upon their return to Cham...

Away from home but close to family

Away from home but close to family

By Lillian Barkley

February 24, 2015

Technically, I’m not a townie. I didn’t live here or go to school here, but weeks of my summers and winter vacations were spent walking around campus and eating Papa Del’s. My dad was born and raised in Urbana, eventually attending the University in the 1970s. Most of his family still liv...

Campus provides must-sees and dos

Campus provides must-sees and dos

By Declan Harty

July 26, 2014

With over seven square miles of campus covering two towns and hosting more than 40,000 students, the University has an endless amount of places that students need to see.The rush of college can take away from the campus, especially in your first year. So make it a point to maybe spend a night at a resta...

Tastiest places to chow-down in Champaign-Urbana

Tastiest places to chow-down in Champaign-Urbana

May 28, 2014

Authentic Mexican: Maize $ Maize Mexican Grill, 60 E. Green St., offers a variety of authentic Mexican dishes ranging from tacos to tostadas. Maize has been open for a few years now and has quickly become a favorite among University students. Although the restaurant is small, it counters its size with amazin...