Comings & Goings: Mitchell’s Flowers to celebrate 50 years in Orland Park

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By Bob Bong Mitchell’s Orland Park Flowers will celebrate its 50th anniversary later this month, but the flower shop’s roots date back much farther. The shop at 14309 S. Beacon Ave. will celebrate its anniversary on Saturday, September 30. Mitchell said the Orland Park location is one of the longest-tenured retail businesses in the village…

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Comings & Goings: Crumbl Cookies opens in Homewood

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By Bob Bong Derek and Michelle Hincks are on a roll with their Crumbl Cookie business. The couple opened their third cookie store on Friday in Homewood. They opened their third location at 17751 S. Halsted St. in the Park Place Plaza. They already owned locations in Dyer, Ind., which opened in northwest Indiana in…

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Hoyne Savings Bank promotes Walter Healy to president

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By Bob Bong Hoyne Savings Bank on Tuesday announced the promotion of Walter Healy to president of the longtime community bank that has served Chicagoland communities since 1887. Healy joined Hoyne in 2022 as executive vice president – commercial lending to launch a commercial division for the bank. Healy will succeed current president and CEO…

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Jesse’s Tavern closes in Chicago Ridge

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By Kelly White  Chicago Ridge’s neighborhood bar where everybody knows your name closed its doors this past weekend, but not without a final farewell.   Jesse’s Tavern, 10501 S. Ridgeland Ave., opened 17 years ago. Owned by Kathy and Jim McKinney, of Chicago Ridge, Jesse’s Tavern, with its infamous red and white sign, was a…

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Comings & Goings: County approves $37 million Central Avenue bridge project

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By Bob Bong The Cook County Board of Commissioners has approved $37 million for the reconstruction of the Central Avenue bridge over the Chicago Ship and Sanitary Canal in Stickney and Forest View.  An additional $1.7 million was approved to replace sidewalk curb ramps along roadways throughout the county.   The projects are designed to boost…

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Comings & Goings: QuikTrip Travel Center opens in south suburbs

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By Bob Bong Oklahoma-based QuikTrip, one of the nation’s leading convenience and gasoline retailers, opened a new Travel Center last week in Lansing. The Lansing location opened July 20 at 17355 Torrence Ave. at the former Kmart site. The new location features a larger lot and a more spacious store than a traditional QuikTrip. There…

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

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By Bob Bong 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…

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Family-run Bobalicious pops up on Harlem with community focus

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By Isabella Schreck Families can bond and kids can have fun at Bobalicious in Palos Heights, according to co-owner Gustavo Godinez. The cafe, which opened in late November at 12250 S. Harlem Ave., offers dozens of teas, smoothie and other drink combinations. It sells boba toppings and features free popcorn, cotton candy, foosball, air hockey…

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Orland Park welcomes Rainbow Cone

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By Kelly White Rainbow Cone was welcomed in to the Orland Park community on Friday morning when a grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the franchise’s newest location, 15711 Harlem Ave., Orland Park. The location is run by the duo, John Buonavolanto and Fernando Toscano. “There are a lot of South Siders right here…

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Slice Factory makes a big debut in Lyons

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By Steve Metsch  Norberto Cisneros Jr., smiled after tasting the pepperoni pizza at the new Slice Factory in Lyons. “I like it,” he said. “It’s a big bang for your buck.” Cisneros, an administrative aide in the Lyons Village Hall, wasn’t kidding. “Each slice,” restaurant owner Domenico DiDiana said, “is about the length of a grown man’s forearm.”…

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