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Here’s What YOU Want In the Old County Market Building!

Yesterday, I posted a blog asking the question of what should go in the old County Market building? And you didn't disappoint! You offered some FANTASTIC ideas for the space including plenty that I would have never thought of! Here are a few of my favorites:

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Samantha Barnes
Samantha Barnes

What Should The Old County Market Building Be?

The County Market building at 30th and Broadway has been vacant since 2008. Here are a few things that I think the building should turn into:

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Arts Quincy
Arts Quincy

Quincy Public Library to Open a Kiosk Branch

Quincy Public Library will celebrate the grand opening of its branch location,
Tuesday, January 17 at 5 p.m. at the Q.P.L. kiosk branch located in the café inside County Market, 48th and Broadway, with a ribbon cutting.  The public is invited to attend.

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
Joe Raedle, Getty Images

Where Did the Baseball Saying a ‘Can of Corn’ Come From?

When it comes to purchasing food, the United States leads the way in the save distribution of food to the public. Safety measures are taken in packaging and delivery as well.  It got me to thinking about the pioneer days when people didn't have the safeguards for storing foods like we have now.  

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Quincy Public Library to Have New Hours in 2016

Quincy Public Library will observe new hours, beginning Monday, January 4, 2016. The library will be open to the public Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday, from 10 a.m. to  5 p.m., and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
Tim Boyle, Getty Images

Restaurant Days for United Way Underway

The Annual United Way of Adams County Restaurant Days promotion is underway. Each day in August, when you dine at a participating restaurant, a percentage of your check will be donated to the United Way.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

The Lights Aren’t So Bright on Broadway Lately

As the song says "They say lights are brighter on Broadway."  Well, several lights have gone from bright, to dimmer, to off, as six businesses on Broadway have closed their doors between 30th and 38th streets. In the last two years, that eight-block area of Quincy has lost Deb Shops, J.C. Penney, Radio Shack, Long John Silver's, TGI Fridays, and now Steak 'n Shake.

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Jeff Dorsey
Jeff Dorsey

Could Target be Coming to Quincy?

With the announcement of the pending closure of the J.C. Penney store, there has been plenty of speculation about who might take over that space in the Quincy Mall. All kinds of names have been talked about, including Target.

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Harvest Market, Jeff Dorsey
Harvest Market, Jeff Dorsey

Harvest Market Now Open at 24th and Locust in Quincy

County Market's new Harvest Market convenience store is now open for business at 24th and Locust Streets in Quincy.

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Scott Olson, Getty Images
Scott Olson, Getty Images

Last Call For Unclaimed Lottery Ticket Worth a Quarter of a Million Dollars!

Two weeks ago it was announced that someone who purchased a lottery ticket at the County Market store at 24th and Spring in Quincy had yet to claim it, and time was running out. Well, the hour glass is about to see the last of the sand to go through it. If that ticket is not claimed and presented to the Illinois Lottery officials by today, the ticket will be just paper with numbers on it. It goes from being worth $275,000 to being worth nothing.

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