CampusCenter Project Brings Business to UIUC Campus

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Front of CampusCenter. Source: News-Gazette.

What used to be a 131-spot parking lot just a year ago is now a hotel, apartment complex, 175-car parking garage, and 11,000 square feet of retail space. Construction on CampusCenter began in 2014. With the opening of the Marriott TownPlace Suites hotel and CampusTown Apartments this August, many surrounding businesses have benefitted.

FlatTop Bar and Grill is one of the many businesses who has seen an increase of business because of the hotel guests and more available parking.

Follow the link to hear FlatTop Manager Jenn Riddle and servers on what it’s been like working since the opening of the hotel.

One thought on “CampusCenter Project Brings Business to UIUC Campus

  1. Corso, Jessica Kathryn

    I think that your storyline was really well planned out and it all flowed together really well. A lot of people have been wondering about the new additions to the area as well, so this is a really timely story. The only thing you could improve on is editing a little better. It would have been smoother if it didn’t seem like you were cutting them off after a soundbite. In general, the soundbites were really good and went along with your story. I had a problem with this in my story as well, but speed is something to look at too! It’s hard not to go fast when something is being timed, but to make it run a little smoother you could slow down a bit. All in all, it was a great story! Good Job!

    Jessica Corso

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