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Fashionably Late sells style

Less than 15 minutes away from campus stands an adorable resale boutique, Fashionably Late. Run by local owner Amy Hedden, the store contains gently used women’s and children’s clothing, as well as shoes, purses, jewelry, hats and scarves. “You can get name brands for inexpensive…

The Spotted Cow is dairy good

Have you herd of the Spotted Cow? Make no moo-steak, it’s a place like none udder. What began as a pushcart on the Bradley University campus in the early 1980s grew to a brick-and-mortar business in 1987. Current owner Shane Fisher took over the restaurant…

Moja brings southern cookings near campus

A new local business accepting Quick Cash has popped up, allowing students yet another salvation from dining halls. Less than a mile from campus, the tradition of homestyle comfort food lives on thanks to local business, Moja Southern Kitchen.  Operated by a true southerner, owner…

Peoria Heights looks So Chic

For events big or small, local boutique So Chic has gifts for them all. From party-planning supplies to gifts and relics, the business has been serving Peoria since March of 2017 and Morton since 2013. After six years of event planning, owner and Bradley professor…

Peoria tattoo shop colors the community

Freedom Ink Tattoos is providing some color to Bradley students and Peorians. Tim Beck, owner of Freedom Ink., founded the shop in 2006 with comfort, cleanliness and unique art in mind. Decked out from top to bottom with decorative, hand-painted tattoo flashes, along with some…

Local business to help build 9/11 monument

By September, one business in Peoria will help to complete a new national monument called “The Tower of Voices.” The U.S. National Park service is currently constructing the 93-foot tall structure, which will include 40 wind chimes to signify the 40 passengers and crewmembers of…

40 years of flowers for the Peoria area

Just off War Memorial Drive in Peoria Heights sits a quaint little flower shop that has been a part of the Peoria community for nearly 40 years. Gregg Florist has provided floral arrangements and decorations to the area since 1953, but has been under owner…

Gone in 60: An ‘escape’ from school stress

Sixty minutes of adrenaline, anxiety and quick thinking – this isn’t a haunted house, and it’s not a horrifying exam, either. A few blocks down from Bradley at 1028 SW Adams St. resides Gone in 60 Escape Games. An escape room is an interactive game…

Cafe off campus connects with communities

While Peoria is home to droves of coffee shops, many of the surrounding communities also hold their own caffeine havens. One in particular, Eli’s Coffee Shop, is focusing on growing its brand in smaller towns and getting to know its communities, according to owner Rachel…