CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Buildings that
once held a pair of landmark businesses near the University of Illinois campus
are coming down to make way for a five-story apartment building.
Demolition started this week on the
buildings that housed the White Horse Inn and Garcia's Pizza-in-a-Pan in
Campustown. Garcia's closed that location in 2008 and the White Horse Inn
closed last summer.
Both were longtime gathering spots for students. Garcia's opened at the
location on Green Street
in 1976 and the White Horse Inn opened in 1973.
Champaign city records indicate the 52-unit apartment building will
occupy both of the adjacent sites.