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Local Business

Business Notebook: One restaurant will close, another will expand

Changes among several in Rock Falls, Oregon business community

Coop to close

ROCK FALLS – Brenda’s Chicken Coop, 208 W. 10th St., will close after more than 12 years of business.

Owner Brenda Plock, who made the announcement Wednesday, began the dine-in and carryout chicken restaurant as B&T’s Chicken Coop in 2007.

Saturday and Sunday are the final 2 days; they are open from 4 to 8:30 p.m.

Call 815-622-4999 for more information.

Fitness reigns

OREGON – Matt Bouback is expanding his line of fitness businesses into the Sauk Valley.

Construction is underway at the new Reign XT fitness center and gym at 404 W. Washington St., and Bouback plans to open by January.

Bouback has more than 20 years of experience as a trainer; he also owns Power Combat Fitness in Belvidere and Byron and hosts Bossman Fitness Radio podcasts online.

Reign XT will have group fitness classes with weights and other workout equipment, and spin classes with stationary bicycles. A 24-hour open gym with fitness machines, free weights, bikes and showers also will be available.

Sessions begin on the hour from 5 a.m. to noon and on every half-hour from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sessions also are available at various times during the weekend.

Go to for class times and more information; email or call 815-505-5287 for membership rates or more information.

New doctor in the house

ROCK FALLS – Freeport-based Northwest Eye Care has expanded to Rock Falls at the former offices of the recently retired Dr. James Krenz at 102 W. U.S. Route 30.

Jack Hanlon, a Sterling native, recently earned his doctorate from the Illinois College of Optometry, and is seeing patients from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday.

Hanlon’s special interests are in primary care, contact lenses, ocular disease and emergency care.

Northwest Eye Care also has locations in Oregon, Lena and Stockton.

Call 815-626-7700 for appointments. Go to for more information.

Pizza place gets a bigger slice of downtown

OREGON – David Wiesner has purchased Messenger’s Bar and Grill at 133 S. Fourth St., and it will become expanded space for Father and Son Pizza next door, which he has owned since 2006.

Wiesner operates Father and Son with his son, Braden, and also owns Franklin Street Pub.

Father and Son serves pizza, pasta and sandwiches, and is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It delivers in town and in Chana, Daysville, Lost Nation and Mount Morris.

Call 815-732-9700 to order or for more information.

Women’s boutique expands

OREGON – Sterling-based UOI Boutique opened this month at 410 W. Washington St.

Having started out as a men’s clothing store nearly 20 years ago, Urban Outlet Inc. now sells women’s clothing and accessories at its three stores.

The company also has location in Sterling and Sycamore.

The new store is open 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

Go to or call 815-881-8274 for more information.

Laundromat now open all day, every day

ROCK FALLS – DMG Laundry, 604 12th Ave., now is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The laundromat has 12 front-load dryers, 10 front-load washers, six giant dryers and four giant washers. Every machine accepts cash and credit or debit cards.

Find DMG Laundry on Facebook for more information.

Attorney opens second office

ROCK FALLS – Longtime Whiteside County attorney Thomas Senneff has opened his second office at 804 First Ave.

Senneff, who also has an office at 408 11th Ave. in Fulton, has practiced law for more than 40 years. He concentrates in domestic relations and family law, including child custody, visitation and parenting litigation.

Senneff is the husband of 14th Judicial Circuit Judge Trish Joyce.

Have a business tip? Let us know. Email SVM reporter Cody Cutter at, or call 815-632-2532.

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