Genetti Bistro opens in Palos Heights 

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By Kelly White  Genetti Bistro, 12240 S. Harlem Ave., Palos Heights, opened to the public on Friday, May 5. The charming and tranquil cafe features breakfast and lunch served from an organic menu. Some of the highlighted items include: organic coffee, herbal tea, cold brew, refreshers, delicious snacks and desserts and open-faced egg sandwiches. All food…

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Comings & Goings: Orland Area Chamber installs new officers  

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Ramzi Hassan of Edwards Realty Company was installed last week as president of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce. The 2023 board of directors was also installed and annual membership awards were handed out during ceremonies last Thursday at the Crystal Tree Country Club. Installation duties were performed by Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau.…

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Cubework to turn Orland Park Sears site into Coworking Mall

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By Bob Bong That vast empty space at Orland Square Mall that was once the home of retail giant Sears may be getting new life. California-based Cubework has purchased the former Sears property at Orland Square Mall and is marketing the former mall anchor store as a Coworking Mall. The 16-acre purchase includes about 100,000…

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Comings & Goings: Pizza Castle now open in Hickory Hills

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By Bob Bong After almost five decades of serving pizzas from a small storefront in Chicago’s Gage Park neighborhood, Pizza Castle co-owner Richard Jensen had an opportunity to move into a bigger space and he jumped at the chance. So, Jensen packed up the family business and made the move a few miles south to…

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Comings & Goings: Perfumania now open at Orland Square Mall 

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By Bob Bong Florida-based Perfumania has opened its second south suburban store at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park.  The store opened in late September, held its grand opening last month, and was the fifth Perfumania store in Illinois. Other stores are in Chicago Ridge, North Riverside, Aurora, and Norridge.  The chain was founded in…

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