Posts Tagged 'downtown'

Reporter’s Notebook: Another look inside the Heer’s building

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

It’s been 10 months since I’ve seen the inside of the Heer’s building downtown. My, how things have changed.

Media, city officials and local leaders got our first look at construction progress to the 100-year-old building during a media tour this morning. Instead of a gaping hole running through multiple floors and into the basement, there sits the beginnings of a lobby.

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What’s up with those letters on top of the Heer’s building?

Emily Letterman, Features Editor

Just about everything to do with the renovation of downtown Springfield’s iconic Heer’s building seems to light up social media.

When owner Dalmark Development Group LLC posted a sign saying “See you in 2015!” halfway up the eight-story building’s east wall, it was in my Twitter feed for days using just about every Instagram filter available.

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My Day with the Serial Entrepreneur

Geoff Pickle, Web EditorAbove tennis shoes, jeans and a patterned button-up  shirt – something I might wear on the weekend – sits a mind ripe with ideas. Add working largely out of my favorite place in Springfield, and I’d call my day shadowing downtown businessman Paul Sundy a memorable one. Continue reading ‘My Day with the Serial Entrepreneur’

Waiting on Wal-Mart

Brian Brown, ReporterMark your calendars for Feb. 11. This is the day a public hearing will be held on Bentonville, Ark-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s plans to bring a fifth Neighborhood Market to town. Continue reading ‘Waiting on Wal-Mart’

Bistro Market has charm, but will it last?

Geoff Pickle, Web Editor

If there’s one word I would use up-front to describe the Bistro Market downtown, it’s panache. The place is immediately eye-catching, and its many glass windows facing Walnut and South all but beg passersby to enter.

And enter, they have. Since the Price Cutter urban market opened Aug. 20, crowds have rushed the place, eager for a brand new experience.
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