Lawn Funeral Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary by building a third location in Tinley Park.
The funeral home was founded in Burbank in 1962 by Don Jarka Sr. A second location opened at 7732 W. 159th St. in Orland Park in 1987. Now a third location is under construction at 179th Street and 94th Avenue in Tinley Park.
“We just thought it was a good move,” said Don Jarka Jr. “We’re kind of excited about it.”
The 16,000 square foot funeral home should be ready by June or July, Jarka said.
When complete, the new full-service facility will have a chapel, viewing rooms and a family lounge.
For information, call 708-429-3200 or visit Lawn Funeral Homes online.
The funeral home is being built by Miller Architects & Builders of St. Cloud, Minn.
Firehouse Subs open in Orland Park
The new Firehouse Subs in Orland Park opened as of Sunday at 15892 LaGrange Road off of 159th Street. The restaurant specializes in steamed sub sandwiches, and their hours are 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Sunday.
For more information, visit the restaurant's website.
Lane Bryant building to be reconfigured
A new business will finally be moving into the former Lane Bryant space in Tinley Park.
The village's plan commission approved oversized wall signage earlier this month for a new retailer expected to move into a reconfigured retail strip at Brookside Marketplace.
Tinley Park Planning Director Amy Connolly said her understanding was that the mall owner would move four existing tenants to both ends of the retail building and consolidate space in the center for a new retailer who was approved for 4-foot letters instead of the standard 3-foot-tall letters. A similar variance was granted earlier this year for Ross Dress for Less, which is expected to move into a new building that will be built north of the retail strip next year.
The unnamed retailer is expected to take about 14,000 square feet of space in the building, which once housed the Lane Bryant store where five women were executed in February 2008.
Calls to mall owner DDR Corp. were not returned.
Pompei still open
Pompei Little Italy pizza in Orland Park and the original location on Taylor Street in Chicago were not affected by the sudden Christmas Eve shutdown of Pompei locations on Sheffield in Chicago and in Oak Brook.
The Orland location posted this notice to customers on its Facebook page:
To all our loyal Pompei Customers,
You may have already heard that Pompei on Sheffield and Pompei in Oak Brook have closed their doors without notice effective Christmas Eve. Those locations were owned and operated by a separate management company. They were not owned or operated by Ralph Davino.
We were saddened to learn that they did this to their customers and most importantly employees right at the holidays. We appreciate your concern and hope that you will continue to visit us at our Original location on Taylor Street or our newer location in Orland Park. Further information will be available.
Thank you for your support.
Community Mazda expands service hours
Community Mazda in Tinley Park has added late service hours.
The service department at the dealership at 8324 W. 159th St. is now open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Hours are from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The service center is also open on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For information, call 888-7222-9775 or visit Community Mazda.
Sports training center coming to Orland
Pro Sports Performance & Fitness was granted a special use permit earlier this month to open an indoor sports training center at 10649 W. 163rd Place in Orland Park.
The center will take two units totaling 5,500 square feet in a building at Beemsterboer Industrial Park.
The owner will be Steven Purvin.
The center’s Facebook page is hinting that the center could open as soon as Jan. 8.
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