Champaign County is for coffee lovers
Dees Brews Coffee- located at 1300 US Hwy 68 in Urbana, Dees Brews is a convenient spot for those headed to work or school. They offer a large selection of coffees, hot or cold. They have a convenient drive through so you don’t even have to get out of your car! Their hours are 6am -2:30pm Monday-Friday and 7am-2:30pm on Saturdays.
Simple Comforts Coffee Shop- located at 1 S. Main St. in Mechanicsburg, Simple Comorts Coffee Shop offers Hemisphere coffee, lattes, and the most amazing Chai along with baked goods. They are open Tuesday-Friday 7:00am-4:30pm and Saturday 8am-2pm
The Spotted Owl Coffee Bar- located at 113 N. Main Street on the square in Urbana, The Spotted Owl Coffee Bar has added evening hours from 5pm-10pm. Along with amazing coffee, they also serve spirits and light snacks as well in the evening.
With so many options, there is something for everyone now in our community!
Dukin Donuts is officially open
We happily welcome Dunkin Donuts and we are thankful that they have chosen Champaign County as their new location.
Look no farther than OhioMeansJobs. For those looking for a job, you can find resources and even post your resume. They also have a ton of resources for students including career path exploration and resume building. And it’s a great place for employers to find their next great employee. With great programs and free resources, OhioMeansJobs is an invaluable resource for our community. They are committed to helping those in need of a job get connected to the right employer. Check them out at https://www.champaigndjfs.org/ohiomeansjobs.html
MSD & The Gloria Theatre Present Christmas Motown Jazz Concert & Fundraising Benefit on Dec. 1
Pre-sale tickets are $30.00 and can be purchased online on The Gloria Theatre's website or at The Gloria on weekends. VIP tickets are $125 and available for purchase here.
A history of Q3
Interested in the history of the Q3 building?
What started out as a railroad operating supplies manufacturer, the building at 605 Miami St has had a few owners. Johnson Manufacturing Company was the first owner. Eventually they sold the business to Q3 becoming Q3 JMC Inc. That company vacated in 2008 leaving the building empty until the city took ownership in 2017 and finally TIS purchased the property in 2020.
TIS Ribbon Cutting Nov 16
Back in 2017, the City of Urbana took ownership of the property and the hard work of clean-up began. There was already a developer expressing interest in the project. TIS is an engineering and construction management firm, specializing in roadway and bridge construction. In 2020 they bought the property and began the redevelopment of the building. They, along with the CEP and the City, worked hard to make this project a reality. This Wednesday, the building will officially go from vacancy to full occupancy and we could not be prouder. Congratulations to TIS and team. Thank you for your commitment to our community.
Holiday Horse Parade coming soon
The family-friendly event begins early with afternoon shopping, dining, and children's activities, culminating with the tree lighting ceremony and parade. Attendance & parking is FREE.
There will be street carolers throughout the day and holiday hostesses helping you with your shopping experience.
Celebrate the season with holiday activities for the whole family and welcome Santa to Historic Downtown Urbana, Ohio.
The horses and their owners will be parking in a lot off Patrick Avenue and will begin lining up on Patrick Avenue at 6:00 p.m. Traffic will be stopped and re-routed. The parade will turn West onto Scioto Street and continue to downtown Urbana and around the Monument and back, all side streets to/from Scioto Street will be blocked. There will be no through traffic in the Square beginning at 6:00 p.m. until the last parade participant has cleared downtown. All traffic will be blocked and re-routed. Please keep in mind that the parade begins and ends at the same location, so it is very important not to attempt to drive on Scioto Street until the last participant has turned back onto Patrick Avenue as horses can be easily spooked by vehicles.
For more information and/or to become involved: Email us at MSDurbana@gmail.com or connect with us on Facebook.
Thank you for working with us on this event and enjoy the 2022 Holiday Festivities
Monument Square District Board and Horse Parade Committee
JWP- A leader in air tank manufacturing
Beginning with Johnson Manufacturing Company in 1902, four brothers had no idea the legacy they would leave. Today, Johnson Welded supplies to some of the major names in the trucking industry.
If you have a passion for welding and want to know, more check them out at https://www.jwp-inc.com
UHS wins 4th Annual Design Challenge
Teams competed within their own school districts and the winning team from each district advanced to the county level competition held at the Champaign Community Center.
WEIDMANN judged this year's event and were impressed with the high level of thought and ingenuity that went into the design of each school's boats.