under new ownership
A new restaurant called
McCarty's at the Depot will open for business Friday, June 13, in
the Lincoln Depot, located at 101 N. Chicago St. in downtown
Lincoln. Bill and Penny McCarty of Williamsville have purchased the
operation formerly known as The Restaurant at the Depot from the Orr
"We are excited about this opportunity
and look forward to serving diners from Lincoln, Logan County and
all of central Illinois," said Bill McCarty, owner and manager of
McCarty's. "We want to become a premier restaurant in central
Illinois. Combining my 14 years of restaurant experience with the
solid foundation provided by the Orr family, we feel we can do just
The McCartys plan to make some changes
to the operation in the near future but will complete a thorough
review before finalizing future plans. "With the sesquicentennial
coming up and several events already reserved, we will be very busy
the next few months. We want to take our time and do what's best for
the long term without making any sudden changes," said McCarty.
"We definitely want to expand our
banquet business and become more visible throughout Illinois as a
place for business meetings, seminars and conferences. Lincoln is a
convenient location for regional businesses, associations and
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Carol Carter, also of Williamsville, have purchased the site and
will lease the premises to the McCartys.
Maybe you noticed it
on the lot at J&S Auto Centre over on Logan Street.
No doors, no exhaust
that curious smile on its face.
I was curious, so I
went there and asked Shelley Horn what's up with that?
climbed in the driver seat and said "Let's go for a ride!" She
flipped on the ignition, and for a moment we were both stunned...
there was no sound.
in, we drove around the block. The Gem car got great pickup,
and fantastic gas mileage (cause its electric!).
It usually retails for $8995, but you
can buy it for $7595 at J&S Auto Centre.