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Business Comings & Goings: Tinley Cardinal Fitness Getting New Name, New Address

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

Cardinal Fitness centers have been renamed Charter Fitness, and the gym at 17200 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park will be moving soon to new digs in the village, at 16010 S. Harlem Ave.

The conversion from Cardinal Fitness to Charter Fitness began Sept. 1 and is happening at all 10 Southland locations.

The company said the changeover will not affect memberships, but members will be offered a wider range of services, such as personal trainers.

Also moving is the Charter Fitness in Olympia Fields. Other fitness centers in the chain can be found in Orland Park, Frankfort, Mokena, Oak Lawn, Palos Heights, Homer Glen, Lockport, Lemont, Bridgeview and two in New Lenox.

For information, visit Charter Fitness online.

Bayberry Pantry Open Again

The Bayberry Pantry convenience store at 171st Street and 80th Avenue in Tinley Park is open again. Hours are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturdays, and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays.

Rhinolinings Moves in Orland Park

Rhinolinings of Orland Park moved recently into new digs at 15638 S. 70th Court in Orland Park. Owner Dave Ehlers said the company has been selling bedliners and other truck accessories for the past 17 years. His co-owner is Ray Holzinger.

Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, call 708-448-1716.

Shoe Store to Stay in Orland Park

on the site of a former Shell gas station and convenience store.

No timeline has been laid out for the development, which will be known as Miroballi Plaza.

Miroballi Shoes has been open in Orland Park since 1976.

Visitors Bureau Gets New PR Manager

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau announced that Scott Bort, of Griffith, Ind., is the new public relations manager for the CVB. He replaces Bob Lukens who is leaving to become community development director for Muskegon County, Mich.

Bort is a native of Oak Lawn. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005.

The Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official destination marketing organization for Chicago’s 61 south and southwest suburbs. For information, contact Bort at 708-895-8200 or scott@visitchicagosouthland.com.

Massage Envy Hosts Business After Hours

Massage Envy is hosting a Business After Hours event from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7246 W. 191st St. in Tinley Park. There will be appetizers, refreshments and free chair massages. RSVP to the Tinley Chamber at info@tinleychamber.org or call 708-532-5700.

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.

BIGDAVE September 26, 2011 at 04:40 PM
You know what would really be nice is if the village would put in a sidewalk between 167th and Harlem and all the businesses along 159th and Harlem.Too much effort with no return in the downtown area!!
robert trodden September 26, 2011 at 06:26 PM
How about a sidewalk from 175th to the Barrett subdivision.
Summer October 11, 2011 at 12:56 PM
Here we go again! Another empty building in Downtown Tinley Park - the area that our village elite have this unbelievable vision of Naperville. This is a huge parcel that is now empty. I thought it was doing fine! I WAS a member but quit when I could no longer walk to the fitness center. I thought our Mayor and Trustees wanted people to be able to WALK to restaurants, stores, fitness center in town? All I see now in my neighborhood (ex: Oak Park Ave.) is vacant stores, vacant lots where houses once sat (ex: Oak Park Ave, North and South Street), the ice house is now a sea of grass, the extension of 66th court is underway (why?). 29 years out of 52 I have lived in this area and I am saddened each time I see stores close. Mayor! Keep up the great work - you are doing great on the Will county sector of town, convention center (oh! poll dancing? What were you thinking?) Tinley Park makes me very sad and disgusted!

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