Thursday, May 31, 2007

'Miners club Otters' twice

Been having trouble posting to the Carbondaley Dispatch, due to Drupal content management system not liking a server switch by the host company Webmaintainer over the weekend.

So a nice little post I wrote about coverage of the Southern Illinois Miners in the Southern Illinoisan and other media remains in blog-limbo.

The Miners won the first game vs. the Evansville Otters, 9-6 -- and took the second game last night, 1-0.

Hardly a clubbing, but too good a title to get buried by a temporary technical glitch. A tip of the cap to Cap Miller of WJPF for the phrase.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Your Own Private Island....

Building, that is. Herb Donow who owns several other properties in Carbondale, including the Julia building and the one housing the Capp's Law Firm, has put the Island Building (&15 S University Ave.), which currently houses Visions Hair Fashions, RockSteady/Eternal Art Tattoos, European Tan, GAUnited, and Castle Perilous Games and Books (through Monday, anyhow) on the market. Call457-7695 if you're interested.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

2 into 1

Eternal Art Tattoo is merging with RockSteady Tattoos. Not sure what the combined studio will be called but it will be on the first floor of the Island Building. RockSteady has only opened sporadically as they are remodeling the interior to accomodate the increaded number of tattoo artists.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Good Job!

It's a week late but I wanted to compliment the C'dale Department of Public Works. The IDOT scheduled some sewer work for May 8th on S. Illinois between Stix and El Greco. This meant digging a trench a good six feet wide and shutting down traffic there in the middle of finals week and just before students baled out of town for the summer. I was really expecting major traffic problems.

To their credit, the Dept of Public Works started work about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, worked all night and had the trench refilled and the street opened by 6 a.m. Wednesday morning, with only a little hitch in traffic. Nice work!

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Monday, May 14, 2007

Castle moving

Been seeing the signs in the window of the old WTAO building, but this morning I read in Peter's blog what business is moving in: Castle Perilous. Looks like a cool location. Maybe some turrets could put on the roof to good effect. ;-)

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bus Depot

Nice article by Caleb Hale in Thursday's Southern on Dave More's opening a Greyhound ticket office on N. Washington and lobbying the C'dale Planning commission to move the bus arrival space to in front of the office. I was especially struck by this paragraph:

"Members recently rejected his proposal on grounds it may disrupt other businesses in the area and brought up concerns the building lacks an adequate shelter area for passengers."

The shelter area I can understand and the current arrival spot in front of the Amtrak station is much better designed so as not to impede the flow of traffic, but what other businesses could it disrupt? If memory serves me correctly, the only businesses on that block are D's Catfish Quick Stop, Town Square Market, and the WDBX station, all of which are on the corner and thus not likely to have business interfered with by bus arrivals.

Warehouse Shoes

Warehouse Shoes had their grand opening yesterday in the spot recently vacated by the campaign headquarters of Mayor Cole. From the email sent out Thursday:
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Grand Opening TODAY!!!

Get in Step at...
Warehouse Shoes

Quality Footwear at Affordable Prices
Near Quatro's Pizza in the Campus Shopping Center (next to B&L Photo)

Call 529-0000
Cynthia Hudson - Owner
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Wonder how Walk the Line Shoes feels about this?

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Thursday, May 3, 2007

How about a Fish Fry?

First, Peter Gregory informs of his plans to move to Oregon, Bob Pauls announces his imminent departure for Iowa. If possible, let's have a local bloggers get together before they leave.

New Downtown Business

Eternal Art Tattooing has opened for business at 703 S. Illinois Ave. in the space formerly occupied by Golgotha Tattoos, the principals of which have moved behind Murdale Shopping Center and opened up a new tattoo parlor named Karma Tattoos. The more things change .....

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