Thursday, June 21, 2007

Genetic Testing and Life Decisions: Film and Panel | Shawnee Net

Genetic Testing and Life Decisions: Film and Panel: on June 28.

Friday, June 15, 2007

Newell House renewed

After years of sporting an metal (aluminum) wrap around its impressive girth, the building known as "Bening Square" is being stripped of its covering to reveal the brick and windows beneath. This isn't the best photo of the operation, but as it progresses, I'll upload better images.

The man behind this change, Dan Terry, owns the Newell House restaurant, including the entire building, as well as the buildings up the street (TIF district, btw) including Herald building, which he's converting into a venue for liquor, art, and intimate musical performances.

Word on the street is that the building will be painted after all the metallic covering has been removed. What color? Don't know.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Murphysboro Wal-Mart

Interesting rumor I've heard from two different sources, neither of which claims to have inside information but is repeating what someone else has told them. The rumor is, once the new Wal-Mart opens at Country Club Road and 13, which it probably will despite the lawsuit, both the Murphysboro and Carbondale stores will close, funneling traffic from both cities to the new store, which will sit about halfway between population centers..

From Wal-Mart's viewpoint, this would be a good move. It removes the cannibalization problem of having both stores so close together and eliminates the overhead of maintaining the Carbondale store, which could only expect to lose sales to the new Murphysboro SuperCenter.


Friday, June 1, 2007

words to drink by

Hey sudsers and local bloggers... Here's your chance to make a statement with a head on it: A Beer Philospoher hat, or tee-shirt mug, even a baby suit: Beer Philosopher's Shoppe at has it all!

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