METROPOLIS, IL – Harrah’s Hotel and Casino reopen after the floodwaters receded on March 15th, 2018.
“Harrah’s Metropolis Casino and Hotel officially opening at 11AM on Thursday, March 15!
Due to flooding, Harrah’s Metropolis Hotel and Casino had to close on February 25, 2018 at 6:00pm until further notice. People that were scheduled to stay at the hotel that night received a full refund.
It reads on Harrah’s Facebook page that, “It is in the best interest and safety of our guests and employees that we remain closed until further notice.”
METROPOLIS, IL – The Zone 24 Hour Fitness gym is now open across the street from Sissy’s Sweet Shoppe at 616 Market Street in historic downtown Metropolis, IL.
This new addition to Metropolis is simply wonderful. During the evening hours there are now cars parked on both sides of Market Street. Between Sissy’s and the The Zone, Market Street is now showing a bit of nightlife.
Treadmills, Ellipticals, Upright/Recumbent/Spin Bikes, Stair Climbers, Arc Trainers, Rowing Machines, Full Free Weight Station, Full Strength Circuit, Power Racks w/platforms, Plate-loaded Strength, Multi-Jungle Station
1 Year Contract – Individual – $25/mo | Family – $40/mo No Contract – Individual – $30/mo | Family – $45/mo
METROPOLIS, IL – Scarecrows will be on display along Market Street through October in front of businesses and organizations in historic downtown Metropolis.
The scarecrow invasion is due to local businesses and organizations competing in the 1st Ever Metropolis Scarecrow Decorating Contest. All businesses and organizations are invited to join in on the fun as well.
The public can vote for their favorite scarecrow by donating money at the Metropolis Chamber of Commerce. The winner of the competition will have rights to forward the winning funds to their favorite Massac County charity with the City of Metropolis matching the donations up to $250.
Some suggested charities include the COPE Food Pantry, Guardian House Women’s Shelter, Hope Unlimited, etc.
METROPOLIS, IL – Sissy’s Sweet Shoppe is located in a beautiful renovated building on 613 Market Street in downtown Metropolis, IL.
Sissy’s is a family owned bakery and eatery that has become a local phenomenon due to the unmatched hospitality and their heavenly homemade cupcakes, candy, cookies and fudge.
These sweet-treats are one-of-a-kind, baked in-house with something new on the menu every daily that’s usually posted on their Facebook page the night before. Sissy’s serves yummy hand-dipped ice cream, coffee and espresso as well.
HISTORY: Sissy’s resides in the former Farley’s Cafeteria that opened after the old Cohen’s Department Store closed.
Please help keep downtown Metropolis vibrant by stopping in a gourmet treat and a cup of coffee – this would be a very kind gesture.
Mon-Thu 10-8, Fri-Sat 10-9, Sun 11-8 Sun
METROPOLIS, IL – A new Apartment Hotel is coming to Superman Square featuring short-term stay options located on the 2nd floor of the Jones Building above the new Milton’s Hot Dog eatery in beautiful downtown Metropolis, IL.
The new Jones apartment hotel will be listed on booking sites such as Airbnb and VRBO. These are companies that feature short-term lodging options where people rent apartments and vacation homes from a few days to weeks at a time.
Renovations of the 2nd floor are slated to begin this winter. Joshua Reagor, owner of the Jones Building, stated that:
”The eight offices on the second floor will be converted into 4 apartments. But they are not going to be permanent apartments like you rent month-to-month. We are going to put them out on Airbnb and VRBO. So when visitors come for the Superman Celebrations and Quilt Shows, we’ll rent them more like a hotel room. And that will stimulate some of the downtown evening traffic downtown.”
ABOUT THE JONES BUILDING
The construction of the building began in 1905 and finished in 1908. It’s all brick and oak timber.
It’s called the Jones building due to the name being stenciled above the front door. And the name has been on the building since anyone can remember. However, no records can be found of any Jones ever owning or residing in the building.
“When I bought the building, this is where I wanted my real estate offices,” said Joshua. He comically added with a smile, “And I don’t believe in renting,” as we all laughed in agreement.
Joshua’s Real Estate Company takes up three units on the first floor. Residing in the other units are Beard & Pugh CPAs and the recently opened Milton’s Hot Dog eatery that serve the best dogs ever!
METROPOLIS, IL – Miltons Hot Dogs is a sidewalk-served, carryout-only eatery located on Market Street across from the Courthouse and the giant Superman statue in beautiful downtown Metropolis, IL.
Gourmet Hot Dogs Now Served in Superman Square
I went there today and ordered two chili dogs measuring 6×3 inches that happened to be some of the best chili dogs I have ever had. The high quality chili, cheese and onions in concert with Nathan’s hot dogs was a recipe for perfection. The end result was a gourmet hot dog like no other. The staff was very kind and had our dogs neatly packaged and ready to go in no time.
The Name MILTON
The hot dog eatery was named after Milton, an Attorney that had an office in this building for years. He retired two years ago at 91. He’s now 93 still living in town. His dad worked as an attorney in this same building as well.
The construction of the building began in 1905 and was finished in 1908. It’s all brick and oak timber. The building is like a classic car, it’s gotten better with age.
THE HOT DOG IDEA
The 3-story building was originally built for office space with each floor having a whopping 3200 square feet. Joshua Reagor, real estate agent and owner of the building, explained that:
”It’s just hard to rent office space. So I told my wife: ya know what…we are going to make this work. I said you figure out a business that you want and she came up with this. She designed all this. And of course because I am in real estate I know a lot of sign people. We mainly did it for our girls to work and maybe make a couple part time jobs for someone else.”
BEST HOT DOGS EVER!
These are the best hot dogs around that are loaded with the best toppings ever. Please visit this hot dog eatery as much as possible to help support family owned businesses.
EATERY UPDATE FOR METROPOLIS
This is the second locally owned eatery to open on Market Street this year, the other being 718 BrewCafe that opened in March. 718 Cafe is a highly endorsed casual eatery that offers alcohol to boot.
The Super Dog $4 (ketchup, mustard, relish)
The Chili Dog $5 (chili, cheese, onions)
The New York $5 (sauerkraut, onions, spicy mustard)
The Chicago $5 (celery salt, relish, mustard
CHIPS $.50 Classic or Barbecue
Lemonade Shake Up, Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite
Mr Pibb, Tea, Bottled Water
Mon - Sat: 11AM-3PM
METROPOLIS, IL – The beautiful Massac Theatre, safely slumbers for now, protected by a community driven non-profit group called Save the Massac Theatre that materialized when it was just a few steps away from demolition now years ago.
On their Facebook page, the group wrote they are:
dedicated to saving the Massac Theatre. Please help us restore this fine old lady of Metropolis
In 2001 the population in Metropolis was counted at 6,465 by the U.S. Census Bureau. If 6,465 people donated $20.00, this would equate to $129,300. This amount would complete the goal of $15,000 needed for the current Masonry repairs with a lot left over.