Warm cheese curds anyone?
The Wisconsin-based sandwich empire Cousin Subs could open a new franchise location in Belleville next year, the company confirmed Tuesday. Plans for the restaurant are tentative and the company is still “eyeing out” the area.
Earlier this year, Cousins Subs Vice President of Development Joe Ferguson announced the company’s plans to move into Illinois.
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The company is known for its grilled meat sub sandwiches, salad, soup and cheese curds.
“We are extremely excited about Illinois,” Ferguson said in a statement released Aug. 7. “There are so many markets in the state that are perfectly primed for our opportunity. We’ve seen just how successful our restaurants are in neighboring markets, and we’ve seen consumer demand for Cousins Subs creep from those markets into Illinois. Now we’re going to fulfill that demand.”
Cousins recently announced a 40-unit deal in the Chicago area with plans to open in the St. Louis market sometime in 2019 with a possible 18 locations to follow.
The franchise has 100 locations in Wisconsin.
Cousins Subs would just be the latest new restaurant to open in the metro-east.
O’Fallon movie theater will expand again in 2019. Here’s what you can expect to see.
You shouldn’t have trouble finding a seat next year at Marcus Theater in O’Fallon.
The entertainment complex, located at 1320 Central Park Drive, plans to adds a 284-seat auditorium early next year. Marcus Theatres expects the expansion project to wrap-up and open in January.
“Guests will be able to enjoy a massive screen complete with laser projection technology for the brightest picture, Dolby Atmos multidimensional sound and luxurious DreamLounger SM recliners complete with the option for heated seating” Marcus Theatres executive vice president, Mark Gramz said in statement.
Marcus purchased Wehrenberg Theatres in 2017 and began planning upgrades and renovations.
The $2.1 million renovation project included the addition of a bar and grill, upgraded theaters and the company’s signature Dream Lounger seating.
After nearly 40 years in Belleville, this auto repair shop will close its doors soon
One of the oldest auto repair shops in the metro-east has closed.
After 38 years in business, Lou’s Auto Repair in Belleville closed last week, owner Kathy Holzbach confirmed.
“I’m just thankful for all of the customers who kept us in business all these years,” Holzbach said. “I really appreciate it. I’ll miss everyone.”
Holzbach’s late husband, Lou Holzbach, started the business. The shop moved twice before settling into its current location at 2500 South Belt West.
“It was a family business,” Holzbach said. “Lou and his son worked here for a time.”
Helping Hands Med Car Service in Belleville could possibly move into the building, after Holzbach moves out.