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STAFF REVIEW: Bustaurant

The Bustaurant

If you notice a double decker bus driving thru campus, don’t worry! You haven’t just woken up on the streets of London. The Bustaurant is wildly popular here in Bloomington-Normal.  Our staff took last Friday to visit this unique dining experience.

Checking their Facebook page, we found that they would be located in the Alamo II parking lot. After hearing all of the hype, we were excited to try something new and exciting! We were greeted by Steffan, the owner of George (The name of the double decker bus). Steffan was engaging and a delight to meet. He felt comfortable explaining in great detail about all of the daily entrees, his personal favorite; Sticky Balls.

Our leasing manager Courtney ordered the Steak Kabobs, served on a bed of sticky rice, drizzled with mango chili sauce. “The steak was tender and Cooked perfectly, plus they fit my macros.”

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Lesley and Michelle, our two leasing agents ordered The Cuban. Michelle reported, “It has a good amount of kick, spicy, enjoyable with articulate blend of flavors and textures.”IMG 4676

Audie, a leasing agent ordered the fish and chips, “Definitely brought life to my day. A great order if you are looking for comfort food. Easily the best pick for someone who loves home-style cooking. I am definitely interested in ordering the Cuban or steak kabobs next visit!”

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Another majority favorite was the sticky balls, balled sticky rice infused with sweet citrus juice, fried and topped with a blend of Sriracha sauce and cilantro paste.IMG 4686

 So make The Bustaurant a must-have option for your next lunch date with your roommates. You can checkout their daily menu and locations on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/The-Bustaurant-312000205644831/?fref=ts


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What's Up This Weekend?

 

Although the East Coast will be experiencing a harsh weekend with snowstorm Jonas, fear not for Bloomington-Normal will be experiencing a mild weekend. With weather conditions staying mild, feel free to take advantage of all the amazing events happening this weekend. Make some awesome winter memories with your roommates and friends just walking distance from your apartment this weekend!

The Crucible

This weekend the Community Players THEATRE will host their second weekend of  Arthur Miller’s The Crucible.  The play will begin at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Sunday the play will begin at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase at www.communityplayers.org or you can call 309-663-2121. Take time this weekend to experience one of the most intricate plays of the season.  This is a great show for all you Theatre enthusiasts!

ISU Hockey Senior Night

On Saturday, Jan. 23, The D1 Redbird Ice Hockey club team will go against Indiana Tech at the U.S. Cellular Coliseum. The game is expected to start at 1 p.m. This will be the last home game for the Redbirds, it is expected to be a day of fun. Enjoy an afternoon at the ice rink. If you cannot make it to the game, but want to enjoy the game with friends, Buffalo Wild Wings on main street will air the game! Come on out and show your fellow Redbirds as you #STATEYourGoal

 

“Moonwalkers”

This weekend, The Normal Theater will be showing the film “Moonwalkers” Starring Rupert Grint and Ron Perlman! The film tells a story about the moon landing conspiracy of Apollo 11 in 1969. Based on a true conspiracy theory, a CIA agent teams up with a rockstar to find the legendary Stanley Kubrick. A must-watch film for the to-do list this weekend! Shows start at 7 p.m. and more information can be found by visiting www.normaltheater.com

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Winter Reminders from WALK2CLASS

It seems like winter was able to creep up on the residents of Central Illinois, like a snake in the grass. With the temperatures finally dropping below freezing remember to keep these protocols in mind to stay happy this season.

  1. Making Adjustments. Walk around your place and make sure that there are no blocked heating ducts. During the day, keep the blinds of windows facing south open to allow the sun’s heat to help warm up the room and apartment. Check all of you devices to make sure they are on sleep mode! This will help with the price of electricity. Keep using the oven to only at night, and if possible use appliances that take less energy to run such as an electric skillet or microwave.
  2. Avoid Vampire Energy Charges. Vampire energy also referred to, as standby power is the silent charge. Take the time before leaving to unplug your computer charger, lava lamp, game console and television sets if you are leaving for the day. Otherwise, they are simple wasting energy and hard earned money.
  3. The Right Times to Buy Energy-efficient Light Bulbs. During the harsh months of winter is the perfect to start investing in LED light bulbs. LED bulbs are efficient, but only replace them with lights that are on for long periods of time. Switching LED bulbs to lights that are constantly being turned on and off is not using the bulbs to their fullest potential.
  4. Your Thermostat, Your energy Bill. It may not come to anyone’s surprise the biggest utility expense in the winter is heating. On average, heating and cooling consists for about half of the energy bill. The minimum temperature is 65 degrees Fahrenheit; this will keep the pipes from freezing. Remember too that there is no need to turn the heat off when leaving for the day. Wear a thick sweater around the apartment.
  5. Start Your Engines. In the winter, keep in mind to “warm up” your car by starting up your car and let it idle for one to two minutes. Idling your car will allow your windows to defrost, and allow the oil in your car to change to its regular state. In the cold, oil begins to thicken and become less efficient. Keeping an ice scraper next to your door will also help on those icy mornings.
  6. Set Your Alarm. Winter is the one season when it is crucial time to take more time in almost every aspect, especially travel. During the winter, road conditions, snowfall, ice and destructive winds can all put a hurdle in your daily commute to work, class or other daily appointments. Setting an alarm about 15 minutes early will give you enough time to prepare for any uncertainties of winter.

We hope that as our tenants you are safe this winter. Please feel free to stop by our office and let us know how you are doing. We look forward to hearing from you and want nothing but happy memories renting with WALK2CLASS

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Homecoming 2015

 The 6 Things to do This Homecoming Week

Hey there fellow Redbirds! It is that time of the year again! The smell of school spirit is in the air! Whether it is your freshmen year or you are finishing up your last few classes this semester, Homecoming is the best time of the year! Here are the six top things to do this week!

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Sweet Corn Festival 2015!

We had a great time at the Sweet Corn Festival in Uptown Normal this past weekend. We loved getting out in the community and meeting so many of our neighbors! It was a bright sunny day. We were so excited to show off our awesome Fat Tire bike for raffle, and we were happy that the community and students loved it too! We had so many people enter into our raffle. We will be drawing the winner on September 1st for one lucky winner! Overall, the Sweet Corn Festival was a great way to start off the new school year. We look forward to meeting more people and seeing our tenants at Festival ISU on August 27th and our renewal day kick off September 1st!

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