A Chinese restaurant in Caseyville has closed. Jade Garden Restaurant opened a year ago at 2736 Progress Ave., right off Illinois 157. The property is listed for lease.
An antique store has opened inside the Miner's Theatre building in Collinsville. Lavadna Hines has opened Antiques and Accents by Vadna at 200 W. Main St. that is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call her at 619-823-8446.
A preschool and daycare center in downtown Belleville is pre-enrolling while it awaits state approval. My Little School Daycare & Pre-school has set up at 423 S. Illinois St. You may have noticed the brick building's fresh coat of white paint along with the red, blue, green and yellow awnings. To learn more, call 618-222-2223.
A Belleville storage unit business is building on. Safe Lock Storage at 215 Lebanon Ave. is constructing 170 more climate-controlled and non-climate controlled units. The new storage spaces start at 5-by-10 feet and are expected to open in about four weeks. The storage lockers opened for business in June 2004. Call 618-222-8181 to learn more.
Bel-O Sales & Service in Belleville has taken on customers and resumed service for clients of the former Metzger Plumbing-Heating-Cooling in Belleville. You can find Bel-O at 5909 Cool Sports Road, off Frank Scott Parkway and north of Belleville West High School. You can also call them at 618-235-6626 or find them online at www.beloman.com.
Vatterott College has announced that it will add a new veterinarian technician program at its metro-east campus. The campus at 110 Commercial Lane in Fairview Heights will soon provide training in the veterinarian field through courses ranging from pharmacology to microbiology. To learn more, go online to www.vatterott.edu.
The Sunset Inn in Troy is celebrating 20 years in business. The inn at 8819 Illinois 162 was once part of a larger building built 80 years ago. Legend has it that the Rossetto's Italian Restaurant that was initially built there was operated by gangsters when it opened in 1933. The building became the Sunset Inn in 1964 and still operated the restaurant until a fire destroyed most of the building in 1995. Today, the inn owners have been building a patio and filling a former basement with concrete. You can call them at 618-667-6600.
Contact reporter Will Buss at firstname.lastname@example.org or 618-239-2526.