Monday, March 4, 2013
New name and look for Jordan's Pub. Great Escape closes outlet store. Tinley Irish Parade is next Sunday.
Orland Square Mall has started remodeling its food court as part of the mall’s face-lift that started last year. In addition to new tables and seating, the food court will be getting two new tenants when the overhaul is finished by the end of the April. Minnesota-based ChikWich is a restaurant that specializes in chicken sandwiches. The Orland location will be the chain’s first in Illinois and the first outside of Minnesota. The original location is in the Mall of America. Zoup! is a soup and sandwich shop that features a dozen rotating varieties every day. The company was founded in Michigan in 1998 and the Orland location will be the chain’s third in the Chicago area. Two new stores are also expected to open this spring at Orland Square …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Firehouse Subs holds grand opening • Blackberry's reopens in Tinley • Vera Bradley eyes Orland store.
Tinley Park has become a hot spot for college campuses even with the impending demise of Sanford-Brown College. Chamberlain College of Nursing is the latest institution of higher education to settle in Tinley Park at 18624 W. Creek Drive in the same building at DeVry University. The Tinley location is the 13th campus for the school, which has been training nurses for 122 years. The campus will offer bachelor of science of nursing degrees and offers year-round study. Students could earn degrees in three years. The college features nursing skill labs, a coronary care unit, an obstetrics area, pediatric beds, two general skills labs and a health assessment lab. Chamberlain will be holding open houses for prospective students from 5 p.m.-7 p…
Monday, February 18, 2013
Orland OKs Thai restaurant • Tax sharing approved for Mercedes dealership • Golden Corral incentives expected to be approved.
Los 3 Burritos, a Mexican restaurant that was once part of the Burrito Loco chain, has opened a second location in Tinley Park at 7108 W. 171st St. It is the fourth location for Los 3 Burritos, which is based in Diamond, Ill., and has another location in Streator. The original Tinley location is at 8005 W. 183rd St. and is a full service restaurant with a liquor license. The second location has a couple of tables but is basically intended to be a take-out or delivery burrito joint. A manager at the 183rd Street location said the owner would like to open even more locations in the southwest suburbs. The new location is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. For information, call 708-429-4740. The location has seen its share of restaurants over…
Monday, February 11, 2013
International Cafe opens in Tinley Park • Pizzeria Bella closes in Orland • Eddie Bauer moving at Orland Square Mall.
Local girls looking for a unique selection of dresses now have some new racks to shop. The Pink Boutique opened last month at 16203 S. 94th Avenue in Orland Hills. “Fashion has always been a hobby of mine,” said shop owner and Orland Park resident Mya Salama. “I enjoy doing it.” Salama said Pink Boutique offers “prom dresses, evening wear and cocktail dresses.” The shop also sells accessories and offers a makeup artist by appointment. So far, Pink Boutique is a one-woman show for the mother of three, ages 9, 7 and 4. The 1,500-square-foot boutique is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. For information, call 708-769-0734 or visit The Pink Boutique Facebook page. International Café, a …
Monday, February 4, 2013
My Bike shop closes in Tinley. • Dickey's Barbecue closes in Orland. • Bank has discount coupons for Chicago Auto Show.
Pete’s Fresh Market may have abandoned plans to move into the former Dominick’s on LaGrange Road, in favor of building a new store at 143rd Street and LaGrange Road at the former Terry’s Lincoln site. But the grocery store chain based on Chicago’s southwest side has found a new tenant for the former supermarket at 15080 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park. Michigan-based Art Van Furniture has signed a 10-year lease to convert the former food store into a 46,000-square-foot store at the Orland Greens Shopping Center. The project has an estimated cost of $2 million. Dominick’s closed in November 2011. Art Van has plans for more stores for the Chicago-area. “This is part of a planned expansion,” said Diane K. Charles, director of corporate …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Johnny's Char-House closes in Orland • Fannie May outlet store opens in Tinley • Carm's Beef closes in Tinley
The Lincolns are already gone and Terry’s Lincoln will disappear from Orland Park on Feb. 1. The dealership at 9401 W. 143rd St. is holding a liquidation sale as it prepares to call it quits at the end of the month. Forget about a deal on a new Lincoln, the cars and parts moved over to Joe Rizza’s dealership at 8100 W. 159th St. earlier this month when he added the Lincoln franchise to his stable of car brands at his Orland Park location. Terry’s still has some used Lincolns as well as a well-stocked inventory of other used cars that it hopes to move out this week. “Anything that doesn’t sell will move to the Terry’s Ford dealership in Peotone,” said a salesman who asked to remain anonymous. “Some of the sales staff will move there, too,” …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Parmesans expected to be new food vendor at 80th Avenue Metra station. • New men's haircut salon opens in Orland Park. • Thai restaurant to take over former Casto's space.
It took a little longer than expected, but Buona Restaurants and Catering opened Wednesday in Orland Park. The restaurant at 9525 W. 131st St. opened Wednesday. It is the 15th location for the family-owned Berwyn-based chain that got its start in 1981. The restaurant is open daily from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and offers dine-in, carry-out and catering. The Orland location includes a drive-through lane, and sells beer and wine for people dining in. The menu includes beef and roasted chicken sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, soups and milkshakes. There also is a kids menu. For information, call 708-274-8770 or visit its Facebook Page. Tinley Park trustees are expected to vote Tuesday to approve granting the food vendor’s license …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Fashion Bug closing in Orland Hills • Animal hospital expanding in Tinley Park • Limestone Grill closes in Palos Heights
Outriggers Fish House at 15917 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park has served its last calamari – at least for a while. The Greek seafood restaurant abruptly closed its doors for the last time Saturday night. “We lost our lease,” said Dimitri, a manager who declined to give his last name but promised the restaurant would be back soon in a new location. “We won’t be gone for too long,” he said. “We don’t want our customers to forget us.” Dimitri said he wasn’t sure the restaurant would reopen in Tinley. “It will be somewhere in the neighborhood, we like this area,” he said. Outriggers, which has had other Southland locations over the years including a restaurant a block north in Orland Park, has been in the Tinley location for several years. The …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Firehouse Subs now open in Orland Park • Brookside Marketplace owner expected to reconfigure former Lane Bryant in Tinley • Pompei in Orland Park remains open after two unaffiliated locations closed before Christmas
- Bob Bong
Monday, December 31, 2012
Lawn Funeral Home is celebrating its 50th anniversary by building a third location in Tinley Park. The funeral home was founded in Burbank in 1962 by Don Jarka Sr. A second location opened at 7732 W. 159th St. in Orland Park in 1987. Now a third location is under construction at 179th Street and 94th Avenue in Tinley Park. “We just thought it was a good move,” said Don Jarka Jr. “We’re kind of excited about it.” The 16,000 square foot funeral home should be ready by June or July, Jarka said. When complete, the new full-service facility will have a chapel, viewing rooms and a family lounge. For information, call 708-429-3200 or visit Lawn Funeral Homes online. The funeral home is being built by Miller Architects & Builders of St. Cloud, …
Monday, December 24, 2012
Salon superstore leasing space in Orland Park • New kids store to open soon in Brookside Marketplace • Firehouse Subs coming to Lakeview Plaza • Subway opens new location in Park Hill Towne Center.
- Bob Bong
Monday, December 24, 2012
Ross Dress for Less, a California-based off-price retailer, will be opening a new store next year at Brookside Marketplace in Tinley Park. The 23,344-square-foot store will be built on vacant land between the Best Buy parking lot and a retail strip that houses Sally Beauty Supply, Massage Envy, CiCi Nails and Performance Dental. Construction is expected to start in the spring with an opening later in the year. The retailer, who entered the Chicago market slightly more than a year ago, has 21 locations in northern Illinois including Southland stores in Orland Park, Bolingbrook, Calumet City and Matteson. “We started in California and are working are way east,” said Mary Walter, senior vice president of stores. “Customers in Chicago will …