Business Report: State Fair Coliseum Problems; YWCA Block; New Coffee Shops

Jan 3, 2017

Credit flickr/KatherineJohnson

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

This week:

* State Fair Coliseum: Shows are beginning to relocate with no real solution in sight.  Structural issues have forced a shutdown of the facility.

* YWCA block in downtown Springfield: A park/green space now among the possibilities with still no developer agreement (YWCA building demo begins this week.

* Corner coffee: Free Press coffee shop coming to corner of MacArthur Boulevard and South Grand better known for convenience store, gas stations and title loans. The owners, from Pittsfield,  say they are going for "neighborhood" walk-in, bike-in traffic rather than counting on motorists.  A second location is also planned along the Toronto Road/I-55 interchange.