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Officials OK Bakery at 80th Avenue Train Station

Local officials said they've given an informal "yes" to a vendor's proposal for a bakery at the 80th Avenue Train Station. If everything goes as planned, its doors should open this fall.

The newly renovated is about to get a little sweeter.

officials have said they recently agreed informally to a proposal from executive chef Nicole Betourney, who for her Palos Heights-Based business, Isn't That Sweet. She is expected to be up and running this fall.

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Betourney, also known as "The Cupcake Lady," listed potential food choices and compared her pricing with that of competitors. But she won the officials' support with the promise of "high-quality, unique bakery items in an inviting setting, an oasis of relaxation and culinary pleasure" when the operation gets under way — probably in the fall, after additional storage is built.

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The station's building is fully functional but has lacked a vendor since the end of its first construction phase in March. The 5,600-square-foot structure replaced a tiny 1,400-square-foot shelter that was built in 1978. An official grand opening for the site, including a unveiling of a sunken garden, pedestrian underpass and , is scheduled for November.

The Village Board approved Tuesday a $98,000 addition to the station's construction costs. The money will fund a storage building Betourney will be able to use, as indoor space is somewhat limited in the kitchen area.

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For more information about Isn't That Sweet and Betourney's vision for her soon-to-be bakery venue, read .

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