Comings & Goings: Tinley Seeks Vendor for Train Station Café; Orland Chamber Tackles Employee Appreciation

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

is interested in operating the café that will open in the after winds down early next year.

The new station is expected to open in mid-February and will be one of the busiest on Metra’s Rock Island line. Its café will serve an estimated 2,400 daily commuters along with nearby residents and visitors, according to the village.

The station will feature a clock tower, full kitchen and Internet cafe, a great hall, covered drop-off area and veranda, interior booth seating, two restrooms and a fireplace, .


A second phase of construction, to be completed next summer, will feature reconfigured parking stalls, native landscaping and a pedestrian underpass.

Those interested in working the cafe can register at the  or pick up a copy of the Request for Proposal at , 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. For information, call marketing director Donna Framke at 708-444-5045.

The deadline to submit a proposal is 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 30.

Yana’s Café Closed

Not sure when it actually closed its doors, but recently shut down at 8005 W. 183rd St. in Tinley Park’s Plaza at Tinley Crossings shopping center.

The restaurant’s sign is still up at entrances to the plaza but its signage has been taken off of the building, and its phone number has been disconnected. Its website has also been shut down.

The eatery had been operated by new owners since August 2010.


The Rand’s Hallmark store closed recently at 16030 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park, though (formerly Cardinal Fitness) recently opened in the space next door after moving from Oak Park Avenue.

Seminar Tackles Employee Appreciation

The is hosting a Business Unwrapped seminar on Friday, Dec. 9, on how to show appreciation to your workers during the holidays. The brown bag lunch seminar starts at 11:45 a.m. at the , 14921 S. Ravinia Ave.

Landmark Christmas Party

Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce members are invited to Landmark Flooring’s Christmas party on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m. at Frankie's Ristorante. RSVP to the chamber.

Making Spirits Bright Campaign

Homewood Disposal is conducting its sixth annual Making Spirits Bright campaign food drive for in Tinley Park.

The campaign runs through Dec. 9 and non-perishable food items can be dropped off at the following three locations:

  • Homewood Disposal, 1501 W. 175th St., Homewood, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Star Disposal, 30 South St., Park Forest, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • NuWay/Heartland Disposal, 17726 S. Oak Park Ave., Tinley Park, Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PWN Hosts Business Seminar

The Professional Women's Network will host a presentation to explain how to analyze your sales performance for 2011 and identify changes needed to make 2012 a profitable year.

"Profitable Goals for 2012 ... What Needs to Change?" will be presented by Debbie Cladis on Dec. 16. Participants should check in at 8 a.m. at Egg & I Restaurant, 222 Dixie Highway in Chicago Heights.

Participants will hear about the goal-setting process and best practices from experienced professional women.

Cladis is an account executive with Warehouse Direct Business Products and Services, a 2011 member of the Warehouse Direct President's Club.

Professional Women's Network members pay for the cost of their meal, and non-members pay $10 in addition to the cost of their meal.

For information, visit www.pwncentral.com, email info@pwncentral.com or call 708-937–5525.


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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