Bear and Carol Groch, both massage therapists, are instructed in yoga techniques at "Yoga Happens Here" in downtown Pekin. "I'm really excited to see the revitalization and the direction it is going," said Carol while visiting "Yoga Happens Here" for the firt time.
Just a decade ago, a walk in downtown Pekin meant a trip to a lawyer’s office, the Tazewell County Courthouse or the Pekin Municipal Building to pay a ticket.
The buildings were dilapidated and many were unoccupied. Downtown, as historic as it was, was blighted with empty storefronts. The former Timothies Interiors was one of the blighted buildings. It had deteriorated to the point that the back wall collapsed.Continue Reading