Business Comings & Goings: Vitamin Shoppe Hits 95th Street

Work has also been going on for several weeks to rebuild Franconello's in Beverly, which burned down last Labor Day.

A Vitamin Shoppe is scheduled to open on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2501 W. 95th St. on the site of the former Theodore’s restaurant.

The store will be about 3,500 square feet and is one of three new Vitamin Shoppes to open in Illinois this month.

Hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For information, call 708-229-0370 or visit the company online at the Vitamin Shoppe.

Work Under Way at Franconello’s Restaurant

It was just a year ago that popular eatery Franconello’s Italian Restaurant burned down at 10222 S. Western Ave. in Beverly.

Workers have been busy in recent weeks rebuilding the restaurant. Calls to the owner have not been returned, but this message was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page on July 29: “We are in there and working. All city permits are in order, finally. Thanks for your patience!”

Las Fuentas Rolling Along

The third Las Fuentas restaurant opened earlier this summer at 11501 S. Pulaski Road in Alsip. The chain specializes in Mexican cuisine. For hours and information, call 708-926-9081 or visit them online at Las Fuentas.

Mini-Bus Available for Evergreen Market

The OCS Mini-Bus is available to take Evergreen Park residents to the weekly Farmers Market every Thursday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yukich Field. To make an appointment, call 708-422-8776. The market runs through Oct. 25.

Chocolate and Shopping Show This Weekend

Chicago Ridge Mall is hosting the Chocolate and Shopping Show on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days. There will be free chocolate, door prizes and swag bags available to shoppers.

American Jewelry Open in Oak Lawn

A costume jewelry store that also buys gold, silver and coins opened earlier this year at 4741 W. 103rd St. in Oak Lawn. The store also sells scarves, pashminas, watches and sun glasses. For information, call 708-442-7270 or visit the store online at American Jewelry.

Farmers Market Features Advantage Pharmacy

Today’s Oak Lawn Farmers Market is featuring Advantage Pharmacy.

Moraine Valley to Host Job Fair

A free job and internship fair for students, alumni and community members will take place from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Moraine Valley Community College, Building M, Business and Conference Center, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. For information, call 708-974-5313. Professional dress and resumes are required for admission.

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.


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