WUIS/SJ-R Business Report: Former YWCA Block, Another Springfield Grocery Store And A Pet Cemetery
Tim Landis, Business Editor for the State Journal-Register, joins WUIS' Sean Crawford to discuss who is interested in developing the YWCA block in downtown Springfield. 7 developers submitted letters to the city, although only one was local.
Ruler Foods, a discount brand of Kroger, is looking to make MacArthur Boulevard its second Springfield location. There is already a story on Sangamon Avenue. The company has a contract to purchase the former Esquire Theater, but there is no construction schedule.
May numbers show foreclosures are at a more typical level in the Springfield area after some earlier spikes.
And Butler Funeral Homes has opened the Roselawn Pet Cemetery. So far, Tim tells us it's the final resting place for 5 dogs and 1 cat. But it is considered a growth industry, according to national statistics.
Tim Landis joins us each week. Read the latest stories he's working on daily in the State Journal-Register.