The Champaign County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting Friday, May 13th for Urbana's new Venezuelan restaurant, Abuela's Kitchen. Abuela's Kitchen is a Latin American restaurant, family-owned, and has a welcoming atmosphere. The eatery is located at 23 Monument Sq. Urbana, OH 43078, with the operating hours of Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday: 11:00 am-8:00 pm, Friday-Saturday 11:00 am- 9:00 pm, Sunday 11:00 am- 4:00 pm, and closed on Wednesdays.
Pictured left to right: Marcia Bailey, Derrick Fetz, Beth McCain , Rich Ebert, Carissa Sellman-Luza, Keelie Lyden, Kristin McIntire, Audra Bean, Ashley Mershon, Carmen Marulanda, Silvana Marulanda, Lizilbeth Molinares, Matt Davis, Heather Sheeley, Andrea Ortega, Madisyn Norris, Brett Neeley, Sandra Arbogast, Mike Arbogast, Michael Nitchman, and Chris Phelps
William's Hardware was started in 1972 by Owen Williams. Owen chose to start his business in Champaign County due to the vibrant economy and close-knit community. The store is now celebrating 50 years in business!
Doug Williams took over his father's business in 2012 and has remained the owner for the past ten years. Doug decided to keep the location of the business because of the community support and the personal and business relationships that have been built over the years. He has stated that he loves Urbana and would never leave the city.
A lot has changed in the past 50 years. Doug Williams commented, "Retail space has gone up, consumers now have multiple choices, and business is more competitive". Changing with the times and keeping an open mind has helped the store continue to thrive. The business has always stayed pliable and open to new ideas.
Create beautiful atriums in glass geometric containers. They make great additions to your kitchen table and last forever- just add water!
Cost is $70.00 and includes all supplies. Coffee and orange juice will be provided.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or text/call (937)869-8720.
“We know that tourism plays an important role in the economics of our county and that role is going to continue to grow. In order for us to be able to continue that momentum, the Chamber Board of Directors and Visitors Bureau Committee saw a need to establish a position in our organization to focus solely on the promotion of local attractions, arts, history, and showcase the beauty of our area, in turn bringing more visitors to Champaign County. We are very fortunate that Polly Trenor is going to take on this role and we believe she will do a excellent job.”
Trenor, a graduate of Urbana High School and Otterbein University, resides in Urbana with her husband, Patrick, and their three daughters. She has been an educator for the past 14 years, most recently at Graham Local Schools as a vocal music teacher. She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Urbana and leads the choir on Sunday services. Polly says she is looking forward to “the opportunity to share my passion for my hometown with others.”
On Saturday from 12pm-2pm, the Easter Bunny will be in attendance to pass out candy filled eggs while taking pictures with families! Photos with the Easter Bunny will be at Beighliebird Photography, LLC (113 N. Detroit St). Cost is $5.
Ribbon cutting ceremonies are as follows:
Friday, March 18th at 10 am
22 S. Main St. Mechanicsburg
Second Chance Photography Studio
Friday, March 18th at 1 pm
122 Miami St. Urbana
Updated on March 14th
Current participating restaurants and their offers are as follows:
Lets Eat Cake
Loretta's Country Kitchen
Terre Haute Mall
Jim's Pizza Chalet
Rockin Robin Diner
Dragonfly Vineyard and Wine Cellar
- 16" 2-Topping Pizza with Small Order of Wings for $20
- FREE Garlic Cheese Bread with purchase of any pizza larger than 9 inch
- $1 Off any scoop of ice cream
Spotted Cow Coffeehouse
- 50% Off the Champaign Cow-nty Drink available Hot, Iced or Frozen
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