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Business Comings & Goings: Salina's Pizza & Catering Relocates and More

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

Just because a business has disappeared from its familiar location doesn’t mean it’s gone.

That’s the case with Salina’s Pizza & Catering, which disappeared June 1 from its longtime home at 171st Street and 88th Avenue in .

Salina’s did what a lot of companies do. It moved into bigger and better accommodations, still in Tinley at 7551 W. 175th St. And once the village is done mucking around with the intersection at 175th and Harlem Avenue, it will be easy to find and reach. Until then, access it via 80th Avenue.

Everything else about Salina’s has remained the same. There is a carryout restaurant operation with pizza, sandwiches and pasta. There is a catering business that can handle any size party any time, says owner Neal Hummitsch. Salina’s also has a rental business that provides chairs, tables, tents etc. for parties and events.

Better yet, Hummitsch has a relocation special for customers. “We’re offering a large (14-inch) cheese pizza for $4.99. We want to stir things up a bit to get customers to stop by the new location.”

The phone number remains 708-614-9100.

As this is the first column, here’s a quick update on some notable business openings and closings over the past couple of months.

Welcome These Recently Opened Businesses

  • Performance Bicycle opened at 159th and LaGrange in Orland Park in June.
  • Five Below, a discount store for tweens and teens, opened in May at 159th and 94th Avenue in Orland Hills.
  • Sweetz Ice Cream opened in June at 9951 W. 151st St. in Orland Park. Its phone number is 708-460-5551.
  • Jersey Mike’s opened in June at 15625 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park.
  • A Bedroom 4 Kids Outlet store opened in May at 18535 W. Creek Drive in Tinley Park.
  • A new breakfast-lunch restaurant called Eggheadz Café opened earlier this year at 16952 Oak Park Ave., in Tinley Park at the former Wheatfield site.
  • Eva’s Bridals, which was , opened a new store in March called Eva’s Bridal International at 18219 S. Harlem Ave., in Tinley Park.
  • Diana’s Kitchen opened in January in the restaurant space next to the Mobil station at 167th and Oak Park Avenue in Tinley Park. The spot was previously home to several other restaurants including two hot dog stands and a hamburger joint.

Unfortunately, some businesses have also had to close their doors.

Area Closings

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.

Donna Brazas-Reynolds July 18, 2011 at 04:05 PM
Really? Orland Video shut because of the village's main street plan (I'm not even commenting on "seize" for pity's sake)? Ever heard of Netflix? Hulu? Streaming video? The internet? They were a business marked for death because of industry changes, like so many video stores, perhaps even like mega-video purveyors Blockbuster.
Megan James July 18, 2011 at 04:44 PM
Donna - Yes, Orland Videa closedindirectly because of the Village's Main Street Plan. Granted, maybe in a few more years they may have been a victim of Netflix, Hulu, Streaming video & the internet. But prior to the Village construction and closes/moving entrances to make way for the Main Street Triangle, Orland Video was still doing a profitable business at that location. Our part of Orland is filled with a lot of long time residents who prefer being able to stop in an pick out a movie, in lieu of watching on line. No to mention, other than the mail in Netflix, it makes more sense to rent a dvd the old fashion way when the whole family was going to watch a movie. Computer screens are too small. Plus, Orland Video had a larger selection and we didn't have to drive around from one redbox to another to find our movies. But when Orland gave the ok for the pre-Metra Triangle road construction to proceed, it was very difficult trying to figure out how to get in the parking lot. Plus many others decided to just avoid the whole LaGrange traffic night mare & resorted themselve to just choosing from the very limited selections available thru RedBox. Ironically, Orland Video was never in danger of be demolished for the Metra Triangle, but it was definitely the untimely road construction, not online video rentals that killed their business.
Eileen Keating July 18, 2011 at 04:59 PM
175th Street is back open and you can easily get to Salina's from either 80th Ave. or Harlem. Had the pizza special last week - can't beat it, it's a good pizza at a bargain price.
Ben Feldheim July 18, 2011 at 05:09 PM
Eileen, that's right. They very recently opened back up that intersection some time late last week. You still can't make a left turn onto 175th to go west, while driving north on Harlem so keep that in mind.

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