Business Comings & Goings: Bank Acquires Sam Maguire’s
Also in this week's business news, Rizza adds the GMC truck and SUV franchise to its Buick and Cadillac dealership at 8425 W. 159th St. and a Rent-A-Center opens in Tinley Park.
State Bank of Countryside is the new owner of the former Sam Maguire’s Irish Pub, which closed in Orland Park without warning in early January.
The bank was the only bidder for the property at 39 Orland Square Drive, which was auctioned off on Friday.
A foreclosure lawsuit was filed in September 2011 against the popular Orland Park bar seeking more than $2.2 million from owners Michael Wilke, Marian Wilke and MTT Investments LLC.
“All the parties involved wanted to move this sale along,” said Michael Coughlin, an attorney with Burke & Handley, who handled the case.
The sale will become final after it is approved by a foreclosure judge in Cook County.
Sam Maguire’s had been on the market for months with an asking price of $2.7 million before it closed. The property is still listed as "for sale" on online realty websites, which show a price tag of $2.2 million.
Rent-a-Center Opens in Tinley
Rent-a-Center, a household appliance and furniture rent-to-own company, is now open at 17101 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park in the former Hollywood Video location in the Jewel-Osco plaza. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and closed on Sundays. For information, call 708-263-6225 or visit Rent-a-Center Tinley Park.
Pittsburgh Paints Closes
The Pittsburgh Paints store closed recently at 9212 W. 159th St. in Orland Park’s Park Hill Plaza.
Rizza Adds GMC to Tinley Location
GMC models include SUVs such as Acadia, Terrain and Yukon, as well as Sierra and Canyon trucks.
Torrid Reopens in Orland Square
Torrid, a clothing store for plus-size women, has opened in its new location in the upper level JCPenney Court at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park. The new store is next to The Body Shop. For information, call 708-226-1860 or visit Torrid Orland Square Mall.
Journeys Backyard Barbecue Hits Orland Park
Motocross meets music when Journeys Backyard Barbecue hits Orland Square Mall from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 16.
The Metal Mulisha freestyle motocross team will perform three times—12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.—as it shows off by doing can-cans, black flips and the kiss of death.
Osiris has a team of skateboard pros that will perform at 1:15 p.m. and 4 p.m. on a 48-foot-wide Super Mini Ramp. Performers include Corey Duffel, Chad Bartie, Caswell Berry, JT Aultz, Kellen James and Pierre-Luc Gagnon. They will hold autograph sessions after each performance.
After a battle of the bands, musical performers will include Hit the Lights at 4:40 p.m. and Never Shout Never from 6-6:45 p.m.
For more information, visit Journeys Backyard Barbecue.
Bling and Things Expo
DLS Promotions is sponsoring the Bling and Things Craft and Vendor Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Georgio’s Banquets, 8800 W. 159th St. in Orland Hills.
Admission is free. There will be a raffle, food drive (non-perishables), kids corner with face painting and balloons. Patrons will be able to sell gold and silver jewelry.
For information, visit Bling and Things.
Tinley Chamber Orientation Breakfast
New and existing members will learn how to utilize their chamber membership to its full potential at the Member Orientation Breakfast from 7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Tinley Park Village Hall, Kallsen Center, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. RSVP by today to the Chamber Office or email@example.com.
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