trustees are scheduled to consider this week a special use permit and variations for an 11,000 square foot Golden Corral restaurant for the southwest corner of 159th Street and Oak Park Avenue in two Brementowne Mall outlots.
Plans for the restaurant are scheduled to come before the on Tuesday night. A site plan was approved by the Plan Commission on May 17, which also held a public meeting on the restaurant's plans that night.
Preliminary plans call for 152 parking spaces, between 130 and 150 employees and seating for 440 in the restaurant that would front 159th Street in front of Menards.
Golden Corral opened in North Carolina in 1973 and bills itself as America’s No. 1 buffet and grill.
Requests for more information from Golden Corral were not returned.
to Reopen Today
The Olympic Star restaurant, which closed in April for renovations, will reopen in its updated quarters this morning, June 4, at 7100 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park. For information, call 708-532-8900.
Payless Shoesource Reopens
has reopened at Orland Square Mall in its new location in the upper level JCPenney Court, next to Home Spa.
Work has begun on a 4,300 square foot addition to the front of Chuck E. Cheese restaurant and arcade at 16090 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park.
CharleyHorse Closes in Tinley
The CharleyHorse sports pub at 171st Street and LaGrange Road in Tinley Park closed its doors for the last time Sunday night. The chain’s locations in New Lenox and Munster, Ind., will remain open, as well as 94 West, which are all owned by Bryan and Maria Sord of Orland Park.
Sam Maguire’s to Hit Auction Block
A court-ordered auction will take place Friday morning in Chicago for the former Sam Maguire’s Irish Pub in Orland Park, which closed abruptly back in January.
GSU Offers Business Workshop
CenterPoint at Governors State University is sponsoring a series of Starting a Business in Illinois workshops in June for Chicago Southland residents.
The free workshops focus on personal, financial, and legal aspects of starting a business. Participants will learn what steps to take and what resources are available to assist new business owners succeed in today’s challenging economic climate.
Locally, a workshop will be presented Tuesday, June 5, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Palos Heights Public Library, 12501 S. 71st Avenue, Palos Heights. Dan McAllister, Regional Representative for GSU CenterPoint, will present the program.
For more information, call 708-534-4927 or visit CenterPoint.
Southland Chamber Names New CEO
David Hinderliter was named recently as new President and CEO of the Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce. He fills a position that has been vacant for more than three years.
A Bourbonnais resident with an extensive executive resume, Hinderliter had led the Kankakee Regional Chamber of Commerce since 1993.
“You have no idea how excited I am to be here,” he said to members and guests at the Southland Chamber Regional Lunch on May 14.
The newly tapped Chamber chief expressed an eagerness to get down to business and push forward in his new position. His work is cut out in an organization that has an 85-community footprint.
Share Your Soles Needs New Home
Alsip-based Share Your Soles Foundation, a non-profit organization that has been bringing shoes to desperately impoverished people throughout the world for the past 12 years, has to vacate its warehouse by the end of June and is looking for a new home.
Founder Mona Purdy is looking for a vacant warehouse that the group can use. You can contact her at 708-448-4469 or via email at email@example.com.
Tinley Cruise Nights Begin Tuesday
begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday in downtown Tinley Park. The free car show runs from 5-9 p.m. every Tuesday through August on Oak Park Avenue from 171st Street to the Oak Park Avenue . The show is sponsored by VFW Post 2791 and the Tinley Park MainStreet Commission. There will be music, food and beverages and plenty of cars of all ages and models. For information, call 708-444-5678.
Baise to Address Southland Chamber
Illinois Manufacturers Association President and CEO Gregory W. Baise will talk about the state’s fiscal recovery during his keynote presentation at the June 11 Chicago Southland Chamber of Commerce Regional Consensus Luncheon at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
With more than 20 years in the IMA top spot, preceded by several high level state appointments, Baise has an inside track on just about everything in Illinois. He will talk about how to change non-residents’ perception of doing business in Illinois as well as the present state of manufacturing.
The luncheon, which begins at 11:30 a.m., is open to the public. Reservations are $30 for members, $40 for non-members and can be made on the chamber website, and by telephone at 708-957-6950.
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