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Business Comings & Goings: Gold Shops Rush to Orland and Tinley

Also, Old World Pizza is coming to the former home of Capri Express and Pama Hair Studio has new digs.

Gold prices are soaring. So too, are the number of impromptu gold based businesses in the Southland.

The high price of the metal—it's been hovering around $1,700 an ounce since late last week—has brought a new gold-buying shop to . We Buy and Sell Gold, which the village classifies as a jewelry store, opened recently at 7112 W. 171st St.

The site was home to the village’s first and only pawn shop, which closed late in 2010 after its owner violated the terms of his arrangement with the village and purchased four antique guns.

The new business' store hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It's closed on Sundays.

A gold buying store called K.E. Jewelry opened recently at 15810 S. Harlem Ave. in the  plaza in Orland Park. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. It's also closed on Sundays.

They join three other gold buying stores that have rebranded themselves Gold Max after doing business for a long time as Midwest Gold Buyers. Those stores are in Orland Square Mall, 14700 S. LaGrange Road and at 7928 W. 159th St.

Old World Pizza Replaces Capri Express in Tinley

Original Old World Pizza, also known as "Fat Ricky’s," is taking over the space at 16703 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park, where Capri Express used to be.

in 2010 and the chain began in Elmwood Park in 1963. There are currently locations in Shorewood and Romeoville.

The eateries are known for their pizza, burgers, pasta, sandwiches and calzones. You can check out their menu online or get more info on their Facebook page.

Calls for more information were not returned.

Pama Has New Home

Pama Hair Studio closed in Frankfort in November but didn’t go out of business. It relocated to 16060 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park.

Owner Patricia Okai said the new location is a little smaller than the Frankfort location.

“We have three stylists,” Okai said adding there was room for one more stylist.

For information, call 708-633-1762 or visit their website.

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.

If you're interested in more local happenings, check out Orland Park business news and Tinley Park business news.

Carin January 30, 2012 at 04:14 PM
I'd like to see the village stop giving business license to the scam artists known as Cash for Gold or Gold Buyers. They give you the lowest possible amount so they can get top dollar for themselves. People should be warned about places like these. There are TWO in my neighborhood alone and they make the east side of Orland look ghetto.
MR. GEORGE BERNARD. October 31, 2012 at 04:24 PM
LOOKING FOR GOLD BUYER, Dear Buyers, Our company is looking for real Gold Dust/Gold dore Bar Buyers, Presently We have many Quantity of alluvial gold dust/gold dore bar ready for sale in our mining company office in TOUBA CITY COTE D'IVOIRE (IVORY COAST). If you are interested, do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible for us to give you our full co-operate offer (F.C.O). Also even if you are not prepared to buy our Gold now, you can look for a buyer that will buy our Gold through you so that you will benefit a commission from it as well. Sincerely, MR. GEORGE BERNARD. E-mail: george_golldd@yahoo.co.jp

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