Eyes on Enterprise: Wahlburgers opens at Peru HyVee

Paul Wahlberg launched the fast-casual restaurant with his celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie

Donnie Wahlberg and Jennie McCarthy greet guests at the opening of Wahlburgers in St. Charles on July 28.

Wahlburgers opened inside HyVee, 1651 Midtown Road, Peru, Tuesday offering its signature burgers, homestyle sides, salads, sandwiches, shakes and a full-service bar including beer, wine and cocktails.

The restaurant will open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Chef Paul Wahlberg launched the fast-casual restaurant franchise with his celebrity brothers Mark and Donnie Wahlberg in 2011.

HyVee established its partnership with Wahlburgers in 2017, announcing plans to own and operate 26 Wahlburgers restaurants.

Oglesby flower shop to close

Lori Mudge, owner of Devine Florals Designs and Gifts, recently announced she will be closing her business at 110 N. Columbia Ave., Oglesby.

“With a heavy heart telling everyone this news ... we are retiring on Jan. 29,” read the Facebook post on the business’ page. “Due to the economy, rising prices to outrageous, staffing and many other conditions, we are retiring after 20 years in business and three stores later.”

The post thanked customers for their years of patronage.

Streator pet shop on the move

Frank’s Pet Shop is moving from 905 E. Main St., to Suite 21, North Point Plaza, Northpoint Drive, Streator.

The soft opening and open house is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 12, and the grand opening week is 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 21, through Saturday, Feb. 26.

Ladd produce farms offers online farmers market

Silver Creek Farms, 602 N. Main Ave., Ladd, recently announced a new farm-to-table program called Valley Fresh Harvest.

More than 60 Illinois farmers are offering produce, meats, cheeses, milk, pasta and more through the online farmers market.

“We are eliminating the distribution companies and everything is coming straight from the farm and going straight to your table,” said a Silver Creek Farms Facebook post. “This allows the food to be fresher and ultimately last longer in your refrigerator.”

For more information, email silvercreekfarm14@gmail.com or check out fb.com/valleyfreshharvest.

Sisler’s to cease retail distribution

The orange Sisler’s logo will no longer be found in the ice cream aisle of your local grocery store.

Sisler’s, based in Ohio, Ill. and manufacturing ice cream since 1908, announced it is discontinuing retail distribution of its ice cream.

“The last 10 years have brought about new and different challenges,” read a letter sent to its retail customers. “Labor shortages, supply chain issues, ingredient shortages and the like.”

The upcoming retirement of Jimmy Anderson, who oversaw ice cream production, contributed to the decision, according to the letter.

The Sisler’s ice cream shop at 421 S. Main St., Princeton, will continue to sell Sisler’s ice cream, manufacturing its own ice cream onsite. Though currently closed, it will reopen Wednesday, Feb. 2.

If you’re looking to buy your last container, according to its website, Sisler’s ice cream is sold locally at IV Food Center, La Salle; Sullivan’s, Mendota; Corner Store, Granville; Handy Foods and Heritage Harbor, Ottawa; BP and HyVee, Peru; Princeton Gas and Sullivan’s, Princeton; Hickory Hollow Campground, KOA Journey and Village Green House in Utica; Manlius Oil, Manlius; LaMoille Gas, LaMoille, Avanti Foods, Express Lane, Pit Stop, Walnut; Royal Supermarket, Sheffield; Ohio Filling Station, Sisler’s Dairy Products, Ohio; and Sweet Shop, Wenona.

Sisler’s will continue to sell packaged ice.

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