Category: Business

Kite Pharma Coming to Urbana

Kite Pharma, a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences that develops cancer immunotherapy products, is coming to Urbana, potentially bringing around 900 jobs. The California-based company purchased 20.45 acres at 9021 Bennett Creek Boulevard in the Urbana Office Park in November 2018…

Around Town

Photo | Brent Pernak, Cruising Altitude Photography LLC A retail/restaurant/hotel center is proposed for the 7.98-acre site adjacent to the Urbana Park and Ride, across Bennett Creek Avenue from Legal & General America.

Hotel Proposed for Urbana Corporate Retail Center Urbana Corporate Center LLC has requested site plan approval for a 125-room, six-story hotel and 30,829 square feet of retail and restaurant uses on a 7.98-acre site located at the intersection of MD…

Kannavis Expands With New Location

Photo | Pam Schipper (L to R) Jordan Baker, Gabrielle Thompson and Brigid Ayer are happy to answer client questions on Cannabidiol—or CBD—and medical marijuana.

Think cool Millennial coffeehouse meets relaxing spa where everyone greets you with a smile, and you’ll have Kannavis’ new location at 8709 Fingerboard Road right off I-270. Despite the draw—clients come to Kannavis because they’re experiencing physical or emotional discomfort—Kannavis…

Greene Turtle Celebrates One Year

Photo | Melanie Douez Vincent Engleman and Teresa Long tended bar during The Greene Turtle’s anniversary celebration on Oct. 20.

On Saturday, Oct. 20, The Greene Turtle celebrated its first anniversary in Urbana. With a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Frederick Rescue Mission, the family-friendly restaurant and sports bar offered games, giveaways and specials for all ages. Conveniently located…