Monday, January 28, 2013
The Tinley Park Economic and Commercial Commission will host a small business seminar Wednesday, Jan. 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. The event is free to attend.
Tinley Park residents interested in starting their own business will have an opportunity to learn from a small business development specialist exactly what it takes to get their idea off the ground this Wednesday, Jan. 30. The Tinley Park Economic and Commercial Commission will host a free, 'How to Start a Business,' seminar at the Tinley Park Village Hall from 9 to 11 a.m. The seminar will feature instructor Hilary Burkinshaw, of CP504. Burkinshaw will cover personal, financial and legal aspects of how to get a small business off the ground during the event. More information about this event can be found at the Village of Tinley Park's website or by calling (708) 444-5030.
Monday, July 23, 2012
Also in this week's business news, Matt's TV & Electronics in Tinley Park is expecting its 100,000th customer and Orland's Chick-fil-A teams up with the Bridge Teen Center to host a car show.
If you’re a fan of Graystone Golf Course at 7600 W. 191st St. in Tinley Park, you better make your tee time soon. The nine-hole layout, which was built by Jim Gray and opened in 1995, will end its run as a golf course at the end of its current season. Owners of the course want to turn the 48-acre site into either a sod or soybean farm. Odds favor a sod farm as there is already an irrigation system in place to water the grounds. Karen Gray, one of three owners and the person who has operated the course since her husband’s death in 2009, did not return phone calls. Village records indicate the course has been for sale since shortly after Mr. Gray died, but there has been little real interest in buying the land, which is zoned for office and …
Monday, July 9, 2012
Also in this week's business news, learn how to cash in on Cow Appreciation Day at Chick-Fil-A, see what car wash business is expanding its horizons and find out all you need to know about Tinley's Caribbean Block Party.
Sears has opened a Scrubology branch inside of the retailer’s anchor store at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park. Scrubology stores specialize in work apparel and uniforms for professionals in the industrial, service and health care fields. The retailer now has 91 Scrubology stores in Sears and Kmart stores nationwide, including the store at Chicago Ridge Mall. For information, visit Scrubology. Montego Bay Car Wash at 7130 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park is now offering hand car washes from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Want the news delivered? Sign up for our Orland daily e-mail newsletter. Or, sign up for the Tinley newsletter. Two new mattress stores opened recently in Orland Park. Discount Mattress USA opened at 14700 S. LaGrange Road and …
Monday, June 25, 2012
Also in the latest business news, Tinley's Bettenhausen Rec Center will get a $4.5 million facelift, Fox Head opens in Orland Park, and more.
Rue 21, a national fashion retailer for young men and women, has signed a lease to open a new store in the Tinley Park Plaza near 159th Street and Harlem Avenue. The 5,800-square-foot store will be between Walt’s Foods and Bath & Body Works in the plaza, Brixmor Property Group announced. Brixmor owns and manages the strip mall. The store is expected to open in late summer or early fall. Rue 21 is based in Warrendale, Pa., and operates 770 stores in 46 states. The lease is one of three the retailer signed last month with Brixmor. For more information, visit Rue 21. The Tinley Park Park District is expected this week to open bids on a major expansion of the Tony Bettenhausen Recreation Center. Bids are due by 10 a.m. Friday for construction…
Monday, June 4, 2012
Also in this week's comings and goings, an update on renovations at Olympic Star and information about a court-ordered judicial sale of the former Sam Maguire's Irish Pub.
Village of Tinley Park 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 Village Board 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 …
Monday, May 28, 2012
Farmers Markets in Orland Park and Tinley Park are back open for business this week, Marquette Bank starts its annual food drive and other business news.
Ameera’s Pizzaria closed on Friday at 15911 S. 76th Avenue in Tinley Park. A tipster said he saw employees hauling equipment out of there Friday morning. The restaurant’s Facebook page doesn’t have anything to say on the closing, but the phone number has been disconnected and there’s a big “closed” sign on the front window. The pizzeria opened in January 2011. Family owned and operated Tinley Park Liquors looks to be out of business at 7032 W.183rd St. The store’s website and Facebook page have not indicated anything is wrong at the business, but its phone number is no longer accepting calls and there has been a sign on the door for weeks indicating the store is “closed for inventory.” There also is a message from April 27 on its Facebook …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Orland Park-based Charter Fitness is giving free gym passes to any member of the military on short-term leave from active duty.
Chicago-area retailer Back to Bed has just opened a new store at 15970 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park in the former Blockbuster store. The store marks the company’s return to Tinley Park after pulling out of the Brookside Marketplace earlier this year. For information, call 708-781-4346 or visit Back to Bed's website. Women’s clothing retailer New York & Company is open again at Orland Square Mall in its newly remodeled store on the upper level Sears Court. The store held its official reopening on Thursday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. For information, call (708) 349-2088 or visit New York & Company's site. The former Sam Maguire’s Traditional Irish Pub, which closed without warning in early January, will be sold at a court-ordered …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Bridge Teen Center celebrates second anniversary with community open house on Saturday, May 19.
Home leisure retailer The Great Escape has opened its first superstore in the former Linens-n-Things at 15854 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park. “It’s a soft opening because we’re not 100 percent complete,” said store manager Jason Swinson. “We’ll have our grand opening in a couple of weeks, but we wanted to be open in time for Mother’s Day.” Swinson said the new store also is home to Chicago Home Fitness boutique, which moved from its former location at 14934 S. LaGrange Road. Swinson said The Great Escape acquired the fitness chain last year and is integrating those stores into its Great Escape locations. Also new to the Orland store, Swinson said, is a concept section for Jacuzzi spas. Swinson said the store also has cutting edge …
Monday, January 30, 2012
Also, Old World Pizza is coming to the former home of Capri Express and Pama Hair Studio has new digs.
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Monday, January 30, 2012
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 Tinley Park. 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…
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Know that you can review businesses on Tinley Park Patch? Take a minute this week and tell us who your eye doctor is. Have you visited one that you wouldn't recommend? Let us know that, too.