House of Brides Evicted from Ravinia Plaza

Judge orders bridal shop to leave Ravinia Plaza by Sept. 1 because it owes thousands in back rent.

A Cook County judge has ordered the House of Brides to vacate its store at 15180 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park by Sept. 1 because the business owes $232,428 in back rent.

Judge Maureen P. Feerick issued an order for possession to Inland Real Estate Corp. on Thursday. A court date has been scheduled for Aug. 30 to discuss attorney fees and any damages that HOB Holding Corp. will owe.

Lawyers at Thursday’s hearing estimated the total amount due could surpass $400,000.

Feerick was not receptive to pleas for an extension by House of Brides owners Dale and Eve Buziecki.

The case began on March 1 when a joint action complaint was filed at the Cook County Courthouse in Bridgeview. At that time, House of Brides was $208,620 in arrears.

A call to the House of Brides store in Orland Park on Friday was not returned.

Inland spokeswoman Nicole Spreck declined to speak about the court decision citing company policy.

A company site plan for Ravinia Plaza has for weeks listed the House of Brides location as “coming available.”

House of Brides Inc. has 10 locations in the Chicago area.

For a look at the court record, click here.

voklst August 08, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Updates & new article as of today 8/8/2012: "Karie Friling, development director for the Village of Orland Park, said House of Brides would have to apply to transfer the business license to a new address within the village, which it hasn’t yet done. She said additional permits would be needed if a new location was to be remodeled or renovated." I have watched HOB in Orland & Oak Lawn no one in the stores- i dont even see clerks. I didnt check their door though But no cars at all in the Oak Lawn lot during normal business hours. Caveat Emptor is right.
Teg August 23, 2012 at 04:25 PM
House of Brides is leaving because the landlord Inland supposedly isn't properly maintaining the strip and is raising the rent to $35 a sqft.
Nancy Ghusein August 26, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Karma is a bad thing.
Spacebun October 08, 2012 at 07:13 PM
They reopened right after Labor Day weekend at 161st and LaGrange, just like the store manager told me they would. So, it appears they were not behind, and reopened just fine. They purchased this time to avoid rent increases. It's way bigger than the old spot. From my experience, I find that people who spend their time complaining tend to be the most difficult to work with. That sucks that your dress was never ordered. I would talk to the store manager about the refund. If nothing was ever ordered, I'm sure it could still be done. If nothing else, you could have the money back in your pocket/credit account.
j November 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM
I agree and am so glad that other people are voicing their horrible experiences. I put on every site possuble what happened to me and the only site that rejected it was this one. Stay away from this store they are run by greedy selfish dirt bags.


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