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.
- Brementowne Drugs ended its long run in Tinley Park in June.
- Ultimate Exposure, one of those tanning salons that inhabit strip malls across the Southland, closed up shop within the past several weeks at 17821 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park.
- Kosnar Liquors closed in February while nearby neighbor Orland Video shut its doors in May. Both are considered victims of Orland Park’s plan to seize Orland Plaza for its Main Street Triangle.
- All of the Gas City stations in Orland Park, Orland Hills and Tinley Park changed hands as part of the company’s bankruptcy.
If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to an old favorite, drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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