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Teen Nite Club Coming to Oak Forest? Maybe

The Oak Forest City Council Tuesday will consider a special use permit for Oxygen Teen Nite Club, which would be located at 5200 W. 159th Street. The club would offer teens a place to hang on weekends.

Teens across the Southland could soon have a new spot to hang out on the weekends, if the Oak Forest city council approves an amendment and special use permit for a teen night club at 5200 W. 159th Street in Oak Forest.

Oxygen Teen Nite Club, which would be located in the former Del Rocks, would be open Friday and Saturday nights, along with special occasions, for teens to gather, socialize and dance.

The owner of the potential club, James Marcanio—who also owns At the Office, a bar in Crestwood—notes that there are several similar clubs in the northwest and western suburbs, although Oxygen Teen Nite Club would be smaller than those. The club would serve teen-friendly beverages during business hours, although no food is planned at this point.

The city council will vote to approve or deny the text amendment and special use permit tonight, during it's Tuesday, Dec. 11, meeting.

Check back Wednesday to learn how the aldermen voted.

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Mike Fangman December 17, 2012 at 03:33 AM
Ronald, he was arrested for battery. Not dealing drugs or providing liquor to kids.
Darnell December 17, 2012 at 08:31 PM
@ Mike F: Thanks for just proving my point once again !
Michelle B December 19, 2012 at 07:07 PM
This directed twards Ronald and any one else that has qustions about the owner of the new proposed teen club !! I dont now this person one an imediate level but people close to me do !! Heres some fun facts ! Did u know he holds a benifit every year for the American Cancer society and donates 100 % of the proceeds to the fondation ? Not 10% of the money all of it cuz thats all the state requires u too do !! He also is in voled with Big Bikes Helping Little Tykes !! This is a group who rasies money for kids who are fighting cancer and sends them to a summer camp where a kid can be a kid ! On the 1st year of being involed he help rasie an additional 20,000 dollars to add to their fondation .. He also holds a memorial run to rasie money for familys and chidren in need ! A member of the Oak Forest youth group was also saying how the owner in the teen club was going to become involed with D.A.R.E and Snowball !!!
Michelle B December 19, 2012 at 07:12 PM
In my opinon if the teen club is ran strict from day one and holds to its keeping the riff raff out by having good crowd control and security ..it could be ran correctly !!!
Dina De. April 09, 2013 at 02:20 PM
First of all, you people are as ignorant as they come....I might just go out on a limb and say FLAT OUT DUMB...This man owns a successful construction company for the last 10 years and a restaurant/sports bar in Crestwood that he currently holds a State of Illinois Liquor and Gaming license for. These are two of the most difficult licenses to obtain...If any of you ignorant morons knew anything, you'd know that the State of Illinois does an extensive background check before they approve a Liquor or Gaming License!!!!! THEY DO NOT APPROVE CONVICTED FELONS!!!! You people obviously have absolutely no faith in the people running the town of Oak Forest or your state. Maybe you should think about moving....either that or get off your LAZY FAT REAR ENDS and go to a town meeting and express your concerns there where your voice can be heard instead of spreading false rumors and damaging a hard working man's reputation, one of which none of you know personally. As far as your opinions on whether or not this venture will be successful is just another uneducated spew of ignorance and jealousy. Do your homework before you get on here and embarrass yourselves. Everybody knows what opinions are like.....I don't need to say it.

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