Coffee, yogurt shop leaves downtown Belleville after five years

Junction Coffee & Frozen Yogurt, one of Belleville’s only downtown coffee shops, closed Sunday after five years of business. Reaction on Facebook was swift, severe and sad. In February, the Belleville, Illinois, City Council approved plans by developers to change the space, along with the former location of a Quiznos sandwich shop, into Double Barrel Lodge, a casual-dining restaurant.

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