Business Comings & Goings: Plass Appliance Loses Lease in Tinley Park

A look at new businesses coming into town and a fond farewell to those that have, for whatever reason, called it quits.

Plass Appliance and Furniture is in the midst of a lost-its-lease moving sale at its store at 9501 W. 171st St.

A store spokesman said everything in the store has been marked down and inventory includes washers, dryers, refrigerators, microwaves and dishwashers. The store opened locally about a decade ago.

Its spokesman said the company’s remaining five locations will remain open as usual after the Tinley branch closes.

For information, call 708-349-2062 or visit its website

Frangella Italian Market Closes in Orland

Frangella Italian Imports, 11925 S. 80th Avenue in Palos Park, recently closed its second store at 178th Street and Wolf Road in Orland Park, but will continue to serve its Italian deli sandwiches, pasta and ethnic specialties at the Palos location.

The phone number at the Orland store, which was called Frangella Italian Market, has been changed to the same number as the Palos location, 708-448-2598. The Orland location opened in July 2010.

Orland Creamery to Reopen Friday

The Creamery Ice Cream shop at 9320 W. 171st St. in Orland Hills will reopen on Friday. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. For information, call 708-873-1297 or visit its website.

Sheffield Square Ribbon Cutting

A ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 15, at 15314 Sheffield Square Parkway will mark the formal opening of Sheffield Square, the new M/I Homes townhome community within walking distance of the Orland Park commuter train station. RSVP to the Orland Area Chamber of Commerce at 708-349-2972 or do so online.

Special Recreation Coordinator Honored

Tinley Park-based South Suburban Special Recreation Association's public relations coordinator Anna Broccolo received the Directors Award in January from the Illinois Therapeutic Recreation Section.

ITRS Director Peter Pope recognized Broccolo for her efforts in spearheading and co-leading the new Marketing Division of the section.

During 2011, marketing and public relations professionals from the special recreation associations joined together to support the statewide efforts of therapeutic recreation professionals, in spreading the word about our services. Broccolo was instrumental in creating a full-page color ad for Chicago Special Parent magazine, and in creating marketing materials for an upcoming Therapeutic Recreation Month throughout Illinois.

If you're interested in more local happenings, check out Orland Park business news and Tinley Park business news.


If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to an old favorite, drop me a line at bob@chicago-patch.com.

You can also catch up on Comings & Goings in other parts of the Southland at www.southlandbusinessnews.blogspot.com.


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