DIXON – The $2.2 million Reagan Transit Center for Lee/Ogle Transportation System now is operational.
The facility, at 210 E. Progress Drive, just south of Interstate 88 off state Route 26, will serve as the home hub for the bus system, equipped with a waiting area, dispatch area, offices, conference room and maintenance bays.
The project was built using federal American Recovery and Reinvestment dollars, an initiative that started more than 4 years ago with grant applications.
Executive Director Jaime Blatti said the system receives about 120,000 riders a year, including a bus that makes daily trips to Sauk Valley Community College.
Blatti said LOTS is in discussions with Greyhound Lines to schedule a bus stop there on the bus company’s Quad Cities to Chicago trip.
In-town trips on LOTS are $2 and out-of-town trips are 35 cents per mile, Blatti said.
Call 815-288-2117 or go to www.lotsil.org to schedule a ride or for more information on services.
Bombdigity on its way
DIXON – Bombdigity Bar & Grill, 628 Palmyra Road, is getting closer to opening.
A post on the restaurant’s Facebook page said the staff is in training and putting “the finishing touches” on the new business. It will announce a grand opening on Facebook soon.
There will be seating for 120 people indoors, 70 outside, highlighted by a 1,700-square-foot outdoor deck, owner Tom Conley said. The 20-by-16-foot horseshoe-shaped bar boasts nine flat-screen TVs and a surround sound system.
Businesses might move into Sterling Commons
STERLING – First Rockford Group is negotiating leases for its latest building in Sterling Commons shopping center, Vice President of Development Pankaj Mahajan said Tuesday.
Mahajan declined to name the companies or state what types of businesses they are. Sauk Valley Physical Therapy is the only business so far to move into 4204 E. Lincolnway, which was completed in the fall. It is intended to house up to four businesses.
Clinton restaurant moving to Fulton
FULTON – Krumpets, a cafe and restaurant that has been in Clinton for 8 years, is moving this summer to 1016 Fourth St. downtown.
“We’re excited to go and be a part of what’s going on,” said owner Renee Holmes, 53, of Clinton.
Her lease at 1320 NW. 11th St. in Clinton no longer was renewable. She has a 7-year lease with Fulton Retail Development Group, which has been “amazing” to work with, she said.
Krumpets serves breakfast and lunch. All foods are made from scratch, so special dietary needs can be accommodated. Vegetarian options are available. The restaurant tries to serve healthy foods in keeping with a Mediterranean diet, Holmes said.
Its hours are likely to remain the same: from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Call 563-242-0935 for more information.
Drive-up ATM coming to Freedom Bank’s new location
STERLING – A drive-up ATM will be installed in the next couple of weeks at Freedom Bank’s new location at 2403 N. Locust St., President Pam Topper said Tuesday.
The new location opened May 13, and grand opening festivities are planned for the late June, she said.
Go to bankatfreedom.com or call 815-625-1860 for more information.
Downtown building for sale
ROCK FALLS – The long-vacant building at 110 Second St. is for sale.
The building, which most recently housed Good Times Pizza and More, is listed with United Country Sauk Valley Realty, a sign in the window said.
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