Our office is now open! You can now come back to the office to sign leases, ask us questions, drop off keys, and find assistance with whatever else you may need.
Although we are open, we aren’t quite back to the way it was before. In order to continue slowing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting tenants and employees, we have set up precautionary measures. In accordance with the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District’s rules and regulations, we have some requirements for those entering the office. Please read on for more information about what to do when you come in and to learn more about what we are doing to keep you safe.
Everyone in our office will be wearing a mask when a 6 foot distance cannot be maintained. We ask that everyone coming into the office please wear a mask.
To decrease the spread of germs, we regularly clean all office surfaces with disinfectant.
Please help stop the spread by following these guidelines while in the office and find Campus Property Management on the list of pledged businesses in Champaign-Urbana!
How to Make Your Own Face Mask
The CDC has recommended that everyone wear a face mask in public to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In Illinois, it is a requirement that you wear a mask when you are out in places where there are other people nearby like at a park, grocery store, or pharmacy. Masks are very important because they stop you from spreading germs to others, and if worn by another, they stop them from spreading germs to you. It’s an extra precaution that will help stop the spread and keep those around us protected a little bit more.
Face masks can be hard to find and buy right now due to the high demand. Everyone needs at least one, so it is understandable that stores and online retailers are sold out of masks.
So, what can you do if you can’t buy something? Do it yourself! Today, we will be learning how to make face masks at home with items we already own. I chose these two videos because they are easy to follow and don’t require advanced sewing skills. There are a few different ways to make your mask at different difficulty levels, so there will be something for everyone! Let’s get started.
This first video shows you how to make three different kinds of masks. They all are perfectly acceptable to wear in public and are effective to stop the spread of germs. (Just make sure the mask covers your nose and mouth). As she says in the video, the CDC recommends using “tightly-knit cottons” for masks. This could be a bandanna or cotton tee shirt.
The first face mask she shows how to make requires no sewing, and the other two just require a line or two of simple stitches. You can totally make all these if you have a needle and thread! Remember, it doesn’t have to be perfect. It just has to cover your nose and mouth without slipping around your head.
This second video shows you how to make a face mask that will fit over your nose better, giving you more room to breathe. Though it requires a bit more time and sewing, it’s a good option for comfort and breathability
Stay safe out there, and remember to always wear your mask!
Although all of the restaurants are closed for dine-in eating, many have continued (or started) delivery and carry-out services. You can still support your favorite local eateries by ordering online or over the phone and purchasing food or drinks from them. It's a great way to support local business and treat yourself to a delicious meal you didn't have to cook yourself! Some you may have to cross town to pick up, but let's be honest, we have the time.
Here are some of the local restaurants still taking orders!
Didn't see your favorite place?
We just wanted to give you an update on what we are doing during this confusing time. The Regency West office will be open regular hours until further notice. To reduce contact as is suggested by the state government, please feel free to call or email us with any questions you may have.
What you can do online
Travel the world without leaving Champaign! If you love trying foods from different places, check out these international grocery stores. You can find ingredients and products from around the world. Whether you need to find uncommon ingredients to use for a recipe or just want to try some candy, snacks, or other treats that are found in different parts of the planet, you are sure to find it in one of these stores. All of the following grocery stores are super close to Regency West Duplexes, so next time you have to go grocery shopping, maybe stop by one of these places before you go to Walmart or Aldi's and see what there is to see!
Fresh International Market
Cookies, cakes, candies, and a host of other baked goods are a staple of Christmas time. Each get together, party, or holiday movie night isn't complete with out a sweet treat. If you want to bring a stand-out dessert to your next party or just want to enjoy some delicious cookies without destroying your kitchen, consider stopping by any one of the following bakeries in Champaign-Urbana to find the perfect holiday dessert!
Cookies by Design
Location: 902 Meijer Dr. (in front of the AMC Theater)
Offers: Iced sugar cookies, cookie baskets, truffles, cupcakes, and brownies.
About: They offer a large variety of decorated cookie baskets starting at just $19.99. For the holidays, they have cookies decorated for Hanukkah and Christmas along with winter-themed cookies. These cookies are simple, sweet, and fun. Learn more & order here!
Strawberry Fields Cafe
Location: 306 W Springfield Ave. (inside World Harvest)
Offers: Baklava, truffles, cakes, French macarons, cookies, cupcakes, puddings, and muffins.
About: This bakery offers gluten-free and vegan options in a variety of baked goods, so everyone can enjoy a treat. They offer desserts from around the world, as well. Stay awhile and browse the health food grocers on the other side of the store. Discover all their options, here!
Hopscotch Bakery + Market
Location: 802 W. John St.
Offers: Elegant cakes, french macarons, scones, cookies, cupcakes, brownies, cinnamon rolls, and new items each week.
About: This charming bakery is the ideal place to find desserts with a twist. The bakers here are always changing up their menu to fit the season, mixing treats that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Click here to visit their website.
Pekara Bakery & Bistro
Location: 116 N. Neil St. & 811 W. Springfield Ave.
Offers: Scones, croissants, tarts, cake rolls, chocolate mousse, cookies, cakes, French macarons, and seasonal treats. (They also offer homemade treats for dogs!)
About: With two locations, there is no shortage of baked goods to be found at Pekara. Each dessert is made with care, and it shows. Here you'll find gourmet style desserts as well as more comforting treats. They have what you need for any occasion. For more information, click here!
The New Sweet Indulgence
Location: 1121 W. Windsor Rd.
Offers: Tarts, gooey cinnamon rolls, cupcakes, eclairs, pies, brownies, cookies, and cakes.
About: A favorite bakery in Champaign since 1987, you can't go wrong here. You will truly feel indulgent when you take a bite of any of their delicious baked goods. This is a great place to pre-order cakes or pies for holiday dinners and parties, as well. Follow this link to explore their website.
Restaurants Open on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is only a week away. For many, that means meal planning, shopping, prepping, cooking, eventual eating, and cleaning up after everything is over. That's a lot of work for one day, and though gathering around a table covered in homemade food is awesome, there are other ways to spend this turkey-center holiday. If the whole cooking ordeal isn't for you, don't worry! Here are restaurants in Champaign that will be open on Thanksgiving Day and will be offering delicious turkey dinners and holiday meals. The best part: no clean up required.
Welcome to our blog
Welcome to Regency West's blog! Here you will find information about local events, restaurants, shops, and much more. Learn more about all there is to experience in Champaign. Visit the blog every week to see what's going on in town, for recipes and decor inspiration, and for guides on what to do in Champaign. If there is anything you'd like to see featured on this blog, please let us know in the comments section!
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