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Updated: July 18, 2018 @ 11:18 am
A look at the businesses that have opened and closed in the Decatur region.
Apollo Cafe opened June 1 at 1104 N. Main St. in Decatur. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays, and closed on Sundays. Call 217-330-6562.
The Fence Post Cafe opened July 9, at 119 W. Main St., in downtown Maroa. Hours are 5 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Full House, a gaming lounge and bar specializing in craft beer, opened in November at 103 W. Main St. in Maroa. Hours are 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 8 p.m. Sundays.
Opening in the spring, GrassRoots Gro Center, located 5655 E. US-36, Suite A, is the area's newest indoor garden, farm and hydroponics store. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Go to grassrootsgro.com, check them out on Facebook or call (217) 864-1820.
Tuscany reopened at the former site of Rusty’s Bar & Grill, 3010 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Decatur.
Red Barn Kitchen opened Jan. 2 at Decatur Airport.
Mister Softee ice cream moved into a space at Overlook Adventure Mini Golf in spring 2018.
R:din Studios opened in January at 526 N. Water St.
R Bar & Grille, 157 W. Main St., will officially open for business on Dec. 1.
Wisconsin-based Book World on Nov. 1 said it was closing all of its stores, including the one in the Hickory Point Mall in Forsyth. It opened there in 2012, filling the space vacated by Waldenbooks.
Decatur's newest full-service restaurant, Burger Theory, opened in the Holiday Inn & Suites, at 5150 N. Wingate Drive, in October.
Where: 130 S. Oakland St.
When: Closing October 2017
Door 4 Brewing Co., 1214 W. Cerro Gordo St., opened in 2017.
Location: 2509 E. Nelson Park Road
Details: Scheduled to close Oct. 7
Opening: T.J. Maxx at Hickory Point Mall
Location:1146 Hickory Point Mall, Forsyth
Details: The T.J. Maxx in Brettwood Village Mall closed, re-opening Sept. 21 at its new location at Hickory Point Mall.
Closing: Ted's Taters
Location: Overlook Adventure Mini Golf complex in Nelson Park
Details: Owner Kendall Peterson said the restaurant will close Sept. 30. The adjacent CherryBerry restaurant will remain operational, although it is seasonal and closes in the winter.
Opening: Brass Horn Too
Location 112 E. Prairie St., Decatur
Details: The space that formerly housed Bell's Jewelry sells women's clothing, gifts, cards and stationary, home décor and gourmet foods.
Opening: Penelope Boutique
Location: 135 E. Prairie St., Decatur
Details: Boutique/gift shop selling clothing, jewelry and other wares that opened in September
Opening: Spirit Halloween
Location: 1146 Hickory Point Mall, Forsyth
Details: The Spirit Halloween store is a seasonal costume shop that opened in Hickory Point Mall in September. In prior years, it had operated out of spaces in the Northgate Shopping Center at Pershing Road and U.S. 51.
Closed: Locals 101
Where: One Main Place at 101 S. Main St., Decatur
Details: Ceased business in August
Opening: Comcast XFINITY
Where: 108 Barnett Ave., Forsyth
Details: Announced in May, but not a specific date
Opening: Dog Haus, a Pasadena, California-based restaurant chain
Where: 4405 E. U.S. Route 36, in the former Ruby Tuesday location empty since July 2016
Details: Announced in August, but not a specific date
Opening: Birmingham, Alabama-based Hibbett Sports, a full-line sporting goods store
Where: Hickory Point Mall
When: Fall 2017
Opened: Las Margaritas
Where: 1745 Village Parkway in Mount Zion
Details: Mexican eatery opened in July. Arturo Reyes, Pachi Mortero and Julio Garcia previously worked for Reyes’ uncle at Coronas Mexican Bar and Grill at 2350 S. Mount Zion Road.
Opening: Knockerball Max, a game involving a single-chamber inflatable sphere with inner handles and adjustable shoulder straps
Where: Hickory Point Mall
Opening: Solsa American Burrito Co.
Where: 910 N. State Route 121, Mount Zion
When: September 2017
Proposed: Hickory Point Bank branch
Where: 398 W. First Drive, South Shores, Decatur
Details: Scheduled to open in February 2018
Opening: Burrito Express, offering customized burritos
Where: Hickory Point Mall
When: End of August 2017
Proposed: Casey's General Store
Where: 111 E. Cox St., Forsyth
Details: Currently an empty lot; opening date not announced.
Where: 3094 N. Water St., in Brettwood Village shopping center, Decatur
Details: Ceased business in July
Closed: Payless Shoe Source
Where: 3190 N. Water St., Decatur
When: June 2017
The Lucy Loft and Co. offers a place that can be rented by the public for meetings, events and parties. It is located at 1165 N. University Ave., inside the new home of Sista Girls and Friends. Those wanting to use the facility can reserve it by going to tllac.com. For more information, call (217) 791-5177 or (217) 330-9775.
Paco's Sol Bistro is now simply Sol Bistro, following a change in ownerhsip. New owners are Paul Maisel, Cody Flanders and Mike Wilhoit. To stay on top of what is happening at Sol Bistro, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.
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