Business Report: Gander Mountain To Stay; Coliseum Repairs To Be Costly; Habitat And Donuts

May 9, 2017

Tim Landis
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Sean Crawford talks with State Journal-Register Business Editor Tim Landis.

This week:

* Coliseum woes -  The Capital Development Board says  state fair facility repairs would take at least two years and $3-$4 million, if the state had money; Department of Ag scrambling to provide a back-up facility that should be ready soon, if not already.

* Gander Mountain: Will stay open afterall says CEO of new owner Camping World; The firm purchased Gander Mountain in a bankruptcy auction and  also plans to add RV sales

* Habitat and donuts:  Habitat for Humanity of Sangamon County plans to sell frontage property on South Sixth street for a strip center anchored by Dunkin Donuts; proceeds would go to pay off debt and building more homes.