303 S. Neil St Champaign, IL 61820  •  (217) 356-4703
303 S. Neil St Champaign, IL 61820   (217) 356-4703

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Proud to be a part of Champaign-Urbana since 1947

Over the last 70 years, Champaign Surplus has evolved from our beginnings as an army-navy surplus store to the full service specialty outdoor and growing e-commerce retailer we are today. And some other stuff.

  • Year: 1947

    Leo & Anne Weisel add military surplus merchandise to their appliance store at 115 South Neil Street & Champaign Surplus is born.
  • Year: 1954

    Camping merchandise is introduced & camping shows are held at Illini Grove.
  • Year: 1963

    The mix of merchandise is expanded to include more extensive camping lines, apparel & outerwear.
  • Year: 1966

    The store moves to a larger downtown location at 40 East University, Champaign.
  • Year: 1981

    Ira & Lynn purchase the business from Leo & Anne and become "Generation Two".
  • Year: 1983

    Champaign Surplus outgrows its footprint & moves to its present location at 303 South Neil in downtown Champaign.
  • Year: 2010

    Dan & Shira purchase the business from Ira & Lynn, becoming "Generation Three". The store gets a new logo & a new e-commerce site is launched.
  • Year: 2017

    In October, Champaign Surplus celebrates its 70th anniversary!
  • Year: 2018

    Champaign Surplus announces it’s liquidating the current location at 303 S. Neil St. and moving to a new location in Spring of 2018.