Energize with other local business owners at chamber networking event on May 15.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The return of Wonder Bread, Career Education Corp. to close Tinley Park campus, Marquette Bank helps families at Christmas.
Beverly Bank & Trust closed a deal on Jan. 7 to buy a parcel of land owned by Oak Lawn on 95th Street between Raymond Avenue and 53rd Avenue for $1.8 million. Beverly Bank, which is part of the Wintrust financial group, will build a new bank at the site that will include space for a senior community center. “We are planning a spring groundbreaking and anticipate opening in the fourth quarter,” said Mike Johnstone, CEO of Beverly Bank & Trust. Johnstone said a temporary facility will be erected on the site prior to the permanent structure being completed. “We still have to go through the planning process with the village,” Johnstone said. “There are lots of moving pieces with a bank.” Johnstone said the new building would be from 20,000 …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Title lending company opens in Oak Lawn, Caputo's dispels rumor, Evergreen Park Ice Rink open for skating and care packages for the troops.
Southtown Paint and Wallpaper, which has been in the painting business for more than 70 years, will be closing its Evergreen Park store at the end of December. Connect with Patch: Oak Lawn / Evergreen Park / Beverly-Mt. Greenwood Store manager Mark Keele said the Evergreen location at 3401 W. 95th St. will be consolidating with the company’s store at 11951 W. 143rd St. in Orland Park as of Jan. 1. Keele, who has been with the company for 11 years, said all five employees at the Evergreen store would be transferring to the Orland store. “We are holding an inventory reduction sale,” he said to pare down the amount of painting supplies the company will be moving to the Orland store. “We will still deliver to the Evergreen Park area, like we …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Advocate Merges Hope, Lutheran General Children’s Hospitals merge. Great Clips is offering $3 off per haircut to anyone who brings in leftover Halloween candy that can be sent to U.S. troops overseas.
Fans of Whole Foods supermarkets can celebrate the grand opening of its first store in the Chicago Southland at 15260 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park with a bread breaking ceremony at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 2. There will be live entertainment, sales and giveaways. For information, visit Whole Foods on Facebook. Advocate has merged its two children’s hospitals – Hope in Oak Lawn and Lutheran General in Park Ridge – into a single pediatric care center called Advocate Children’s Hospital. Advocate says the integrated Children’s Hospital is the largest pediatric care provider in Illinois and among the top 10 pediatric care centers in the United States. The two pediatric campuses will offer families more specialists – 400 pediatricians and…
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Moraine Valley Community College is seeking local businesses to take part in next month's job fair at the college. Car drives through Bookie's.
Lou Malnati’s pizza chain is hoping to open its latest location at 5261 W. 95th St. in Oak Lawn by the first week of November. The Oak Lawn location would be No. 35 for the chain, which is famous for its deep dish pizza. “Most of our locations are in Chicago and the northern suburbs,” said Director of Marketing Mindy Kaplan. “We just opened a store in Joliet and are looking more into expanding in the south suburbs. “We’re really excited about opening a location in Oak Lawn,” Kaplan said. Lou Malnati’s is renovating a vacant building next door to the new Eva’s Bridal shop and across the street from the library in downtown Oak Lawn. The new restaurant will offer catering, carry-out and delivery only. The chain has 22 carry-out stores and 12 …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Bank is offering $8.5 million in incentives to home-buyers on properties financed by Marquette Bank.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Francesca's on 95th honors your favorite teachers, U.S. Bank sues owner of Coral Plaza, Marquette Bank shares the love with customers and neighbors.
Moviegoers who see a show at Chicago Ridge Mall can now enjoy a cold one while catching a flick. AMC Theatres, which has finished updating the seats and screens at two of the six theaters it operates inside the mall, opened MacGuffin’s Bar and a new concession stand on June 1. The bar offers beer, wine and cocktails to patrons who can meet before a show, recap a movie they have just seen or take their drink of choice into the theater to enjoy while watching a film. Opening MacGuffin’s is part of AMC’s plan to expand food and drink options at locations nationwide. The bar is an homage to famed director Alfred Hitchcock who used the term to describe a plot device that drives the story. The other four AMC screens and seats at Chicago Ridge …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Oak Lawn Chamber seeks vendors for sixth annual Spring into Summer event on June 15 featuring a 'Shop Oak Lawn' sale.
The Oak Lawn Chamber of Commerce invite vendors to participate in the sixth annual Spring into Summer event featuring the Pet Parade, Vendor Fair and New Car Show on June 15 through June 17. Vendors are invited to sell their wares at the 'Shop Oak Lawn' Sale taking place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, at the Metra Station and Museum Drive. Proceeds from the event will be going to the Children's Museum "We the People" exhibit and applying the finishing touches to the 9-11 First Responders Monument. For more information or to register your business visit the Oak Lawn Chamber website or contact the chamber office at 708-424-8300 Marquette Bank has launched its fifth annual Neighborhood Food Drive and is collecting donations at all …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
A look at new businesses coming into town and a fond farewell to those that have, for whatever reason, called it quits.
Chef Andy Vaitkus said the hardest part of opening the Bookworm Café in the Oak Lawn Public Library was having to work in such a small space. “It’s only 550 square feet,” he said. “So, we do a lot of cooking with countertop ovens and convection ovens.” That restraint hasn’t kept Vaitkus and his partners from making a go of the café, which will celebrate its first anniversary next month. Vaitkus, who has 12 years of restaurant experience, said business has been great in their first year. “We’re doing a lot of business,” he said. “But we still get a lot of new customers.” Book Worm Café has a pretty extensive menu for such a small space. “Everything we make is from scratch,” he said. The menu, so far, has included deli sandwiches, paninis, …