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Comings & Goings: Winnie’s Bistro gambling cafe opens in Bridgeview

Friendly gaming in a cozy atmosphere is the goal of the

owners of the new Winnie’s Bistro, 7267 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview.

Owners said they were the “friendly alternative to the local

bar for gamers” who choose not to drink alcohol while enjoying video games.

Winnie’s offers complimentary coffee and soft drinks as well

as pastries to people who enjoy video gaming. Beer and wine, however, are also

available for purchase.

The philosophy of the owners is to cater to the customers

with a focus on creating an atmosphere that is unlike a typical bar or tavern

scene.

Winnie’s Bistro hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays

through Thursdays; 9 a.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays; and 10 a.m. to 9

p.m. Sundays.

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Justice approves businesses

Several business licenses were approved this week by the

Justice Village Board. They include AAA Tire Inc., at 8243 S. 86th Court and AAA

Freight Inc., at 8249 S. 86th Court.

Southwest to start

new route between Midway, Washington

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, who lobbied for new Southwest

Airlines service between Midway and Washington and helped the airline gain new

slots at Reagan National Airport, announced this week that the airline would

begin flying six daily nonstop flights to the nation’s capital on Aug. 10 with

three more nonstop flights being added Sept. 30.

Lipinski led the effort to grant Southwest Airlines

additional slots at Reagan National Airport after the American Airlines and

U.S. Airways merger and the Department of Justice announced the awarding of

these slots to Southwest in January.

“For a number of years, I have worked to give local

residents the convenient option of flying from Midway to Reagan National

Airport, so I am very pleased that Southwest has made this announcement,” said

Lipinski. “Families, school groups, business travelers, and anyone else

looking for a convenient way to get to our nation’s capital should be very

pleased. And the addition of these flights will help to keep Midway

Airport a vital economic engine on the Southwest Side of Chicago.”

Funkie Fashion moves

Funkie Fashion, which opened last year in Chicago’s Mount

Greenwood neighborhood, moved recently into new digs at 131st Street and

LaGrange Road in Palos Park, next to the Jewel.

The store is a boutique that offers a unique mix of tops,

tunics, maxi dresses, jeans, shorts, sweaters, jackets, jewelry, fragrances,

footwear, swim suits, spanx, hats, gloves and more.

Quality Home

Furnishings has new location

Quality Home Furnishings moved recently into its new

location at 6910 W. Archer Ave. in Chicago, the former Pierczynski Shoes

location.

Quality offers furniture such as sofas and dinette sets as

well as mattresses.

For information, call 773-585-5800.

Ingredion declares

dividend

The board of directors of Ingredion Inc. have declared a

dividend of 42 cents per share payable on April 25 to shareholders of record at

the close of business on March 31. Ingredion operates the former Argo plant on

Archer Road in Summit.

Marquette Bank hosts Easter

party

Marquette Bank will host a free Easter kids party at the branch

located at 8020 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview. Enjoy family fun, games, prizes

and refreshments between noon and 2 p.m. The event is open to the public. For

more information, call 773-918-4503.

If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to

an old favorite, drop me a line at [email protected].

You

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

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