Thursday, May 5, 2016

Aban Kitchen Temporarily Closed

Aban Kitchen, which only opened about six months ago, posted this sign on the front door this week, indicating that they are temporarily closed for "renovation". I hope that it all it is but, given how long it took them to get open and to have to close for renovation so soon after opening doesn't look good.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016


I see a building permit has been filed for Coolz Ice Cream and More for 1400 West Main, likely in the little strip mall located across from the west side Subway. I don't think the Neighborhood Co-op sells ice cream by the scoop so there has been no place to get ice cream on the west side since Baskin Robbins closed almost a decade ago.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Carbondale Police

Happened to be driving on University north of Main St. on Saturday and happened to spot 3 Carbondale PD officers tossing a football around with a group of kids. People have been saying the PD needs to reach out more to the community, especially on the north side, and this looks like a good example of such outreach.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Home to Hilton

The gourndbreaking for the new downtown hotel, Home to Hilton, is scheduled for next Friday, May 6th. Not sure what time though but guess I am wrong as I said they would get the new IHOP built before groundbreaking ever took place for the Hilton. Still not sure about the wisdom of building a brand new hotel targeted at those coming in to visit SIUC or Memorial Hospital next to what is widely known in Carbondale as a "dive bar". Hey, don't blame me for the name, that's how P.K.s classifies itself on Facebook.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

See Click Fix

Just learned about this app for your smart phone from City Manager Gary Williams today. It is called See Click Fix and can be downloaded to your phone for free. When you see a non-emergency problem that the city needs to address, such as a pothole or street light out, you open the app, take a picture of the problem, add an description and email it automatically to the Public Works department. If you like, you can do it anonymously . Turn around time, according to one person I spoke with who has used the app is less than 4 days.  He reported a pothole and, 4 days later, the city had repaired it.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

10 Worst Places to Live in Illinois

Happily Carbondale did not make the list.  Benton, Salem and West Frankfort did, though. Rather surprised to not see Cairo on the list,  Carbondale doesn't make the list of top places to live in Illinois, either. That's Hinsdale.

Pagliai's for Sale 2

Not a question anymore.  Here is the realtor's listing.