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Radio Shack to Reopen in Oak Lawn

Radio Shack returns after old store was gutted by fire in November 2010. Little Company of Mary Hospital offers preview of new urgent care center and more in Business Comings & Goings.

plans to reopen in downtown Oak Lawn in the first week of August after being closed for more than 18 months since it was knocked out of action

“It was always our intention to rebuild and get that store open again,” said Radio Shack south suburban district manager Reggie Weekly.

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Weekly said the retailer is shooting for an opening date of Aug. 4. He said the company is planning some grand opening events.

“It’s going to be a good location again,” said Weekly. “We had a lot of loyal customers at that store. I think a lot of residents will be happy to see us return.”

The store at 4819 W. 95th St. suffered serious smoke and structural damage in the fire that also devastated , , Chiro-Med and Miss Fantasia Boutique.

Weekly said the retailer had to wait for insurance issues to be settled and the landlord to give his OK before they could start rebuilding the store.

“Once we got the OK, everything came together quickly,” he said.

The new store will be the same size and layout as the previous store. It will have two full-time managers and four or five part-time associates, said Weekly. Radio Shack is now accepting applications online for the Oak Lawn store.

Radio Shack's summer hours will be 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. during the rest of the year.

New President at Moraine Valley

Sylvia Jenkins became the fifth president of when Vernon Crawley retired at the end of June after 21 years as the college president.

Jenkins moves up from her previous position as vice president of Academic Affairs at the southwest suburban community college.

Sears opens Scrubology store

has opened a Scrubology store inside of the retailer’s anchor store at .

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 Sears store at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park.

For more information, visit Scrubology.

Victoria’s Secret to Reopen After Remodeling

Victoria’s Secret/PINK, the women’s lingerie store that has been closed for remodeling, will reopen on Thursday at .

Farmers Market Features Complete Vision

Today’s Oak Lawn Farmers Market is featuring Dr. Sandra Bury and her

Sign Up to Tour Little Company Care Center

Little Company of Mary Hospital is asking Oak Lawn residents to sign up for a sneak peek of its

The community open house for the new center will be Saturday, Aug. 4, from noon to 4 p.m.

Guests will get to enjoy family-friendly activities, treats and giveaways. Guests also will be able to tour the facility and see its nationally certified immediate care center called The Care Station, state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suite complete with MRI, CT, ultrasound, radiology and mammography.

To sign up, visit Little Company of Mary Hospital.

Graystone Golf Course to Close

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 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 farm or soybean farm.

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

You can also catch up on Comings & Goings in other parts of the Southland at www.southlandbusinessnews.blogspot.com.

Don Pointer July 25, 2012 at 12:56 PM
Great to see Radio Shack come back to its old location. I look forward to their return. Welcome back!
Michael Eble July 26, 2012 at 03:56 PM
Can we remove the advertisement about the president's birthday and leave politics out of this wonderful information sharing newsletter. If not, I will remove myself from the mailing list. Thanks-
Qwerty12 August 08, 2012 at 03:59 PM
Site won't be around without advertising. Its cheaper for them to say goodbye to you than the advertising. Get over it.
MM September 03, 2012 at 01:44 PM
How much do these types of newsletters cost to run? I wish the whole world was void of advertising since the world is inundated with it, even in the most rural areas. Can't get away from it. On our cars, on billboards, at the ATMs, newspapers, newsletters, browser pages, busses and trains. The list goes on and on.
MM September 06, 2012 at 09:02 AM
And the absolute worst sin is cable tv which originally people paid for to not see advertisements, and now we pay a very high price plus watch commercials and infomercials more than the movies and tv shows. Sickening.

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