Jason’s Deli has closed its doors in Oak Lawn.

Jason’s Deli has closed its doors in Oak Lawn.

Comings & Goings: Jason’s Deli closes in Oak Lawn

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Jason’s Deli, which had been open in Oak Lawn for more than 10 years, closed its doors for the last time on May 31.

According to employees, the Beaumont, Texas-based restaurant at 6260 W. 95th St. closed because the lease was up and the company decided not to renew. Messages to the company were not returned.

There are still three Jason’s Delis in the Chicago area in the South Loop, Naperville and Oak Brook. Their menu includes sandwiches, wraps, baked potatoes, pasta, soups, salads, and desserts, as well as catering items such as boxed lunches.

The chain of fast casual restaurants was founded in 1976 in Beaumont by Joe Tortorice Jr. There are currently over 245 locations in 29 states.

Macy’s opens Backstage in Orland Park store

Macy’s brought its 10th Chicago-area Backstage discount brand to its Orland Square Mall store on Saturday.

The new Backstage store-inside-a-store features 12,000 square feet of dedicated retail space on the first floor of the full-line Macy’s store inside the mall.

Backstage carries an ever-changing assortment of carefully curated brands and unexpected treasures at a great price, catering to shoppers seeking on-trend fashion and enjoy finding great deals. From designer clothing and handbags to accessories and home goods, Macy’s Backstage offers something for everyone, with new items arriving all the time.

Shoppers can earn and redeem Star Rewards and use their Macy’s credit card at all Macy’s Backstage locations.

The retailer opens most Backstage brands inside of existing Macy’s locations. It opened a standalone Backstage location along with a Market by Macy’s last year in Evergreen Park’s Evergreen Plaza at 9700 S. Western Avenue.

There are now more than 300 Macy’s Backstage locations.

Village Woods and Victorian Village win top honors

Village Woods Retirement & Assisted Living in Crete and Victorian Village in Homer Glen were named among Best Independent Living communities in U.S. News & World Report’s recently released list recognizing top senior living organizations.

U.S. News awards the designation of Best Senior Living only to those communities that satisfy U.S. News’ statistical assessment of performance on consumer satisfaction surveys administered. Only 43% of the nearly 4,000 communities that U.S. News evaluated earned a “Best” rating.

Village Woods and Victorian Village are Providence Life Services communities. Providence offers senior living options throughout Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. All Providence communities received top honors from U.S. News & World Report.

“Receiving this award is a reflection of the high-quality services we offer, along with lifestyle and wellness provided to our residents.” says Megan Tengerstrom, Vice-President of Operations at Providence Life Services. “This recognition is a reflection of the dedication provided by our talented staff members as they work to enhance the lives of the people they serve. We are honored that each of our communities has been recognized with these awards.”

For information on Providence Life Services’ award-winning communities, visit www.ProvidenceLifeServices.com.

If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to an old favorite, drop me a line at bobbong@hotmail.com.  

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