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Comings & Goings: Polish bakery closed after fire

A popular Polish deli and bakery in Bridgeview will remain closed for the foreseeable future while repairs are underway.

Dunajec Bakery & Deli at 8339 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview was severely damaged in a fire July 17, according to Bridgeview Fire Chief Mike Daly.

Bridgeview firefighters responded shortly before 5 p.m. to the call, Daly said.

“There was a fire in the corner of the utility area while the deli was open and operating. We arrived to find a large amount of smoke from the building, which had been evacuated by the employees,” Daly said.

“It went to a box alarm and the fire was extinguished within 30 minutes.”

Bridgeview police were forced to close Harlem Avenue and put detours in place at 87thStreet and 79thStreet.

The cause is under investigation, Daly said.

“They’re going to need extensive interior repairs,” he said. A sign on the building Tuesday indicated a fire restoration company was already at work making repairs.

The cause is under investigation, Daly said. The business remains closed, he said. “They’re going to need

Nobody was injured during the fire.

Baby Burritos remains open

A Mexican restaurant is remaining open at least for the time being at 8121 S. Pulaski Road in Chicago’s Ashburn community.

Baby Burritos opened about five years. A deal to sell the business fell through recently and the manager said it was open for business as usual.

Target to offer delivery and pickup at area locations

Minneapolis-based Target will remodel 18 stores and open two new locations around Chicagoland as part of its announced plan to offer delivery and pickup options at stores in the Chicago marketplace.

“Chicago is a priority for Target and we’re continuing to invest in experiences and services that our Chicagoland guests love,” Justin Burns, Target group vice president, said in a release. “In addition to being the first city in the U.S. to have all four of our delivery and pickup options, Chicago-area guests will now be delighted by the latest in store design and convenience.”

Target’s Drive Up service, which allows guests to place orders via the Target app and have their items brought to their car by a store team member, is expanding further into Chicago. Chicagoans are already the first to have Shipt, Drive Up, Target Restock and Delivery from Store all available at one time.

Target locations around Chicago that will be remodeled include Hodgkins, New Lenox, Oak Lawn, and Orland Park.

A new Target location opened in Evanston in March and another is slated to open in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood this month.

Target opened its first Chicago-area store in 1993 and has grown to 84 stores across the metro with more than 14,000 employees. The company plans to renovate more than 1,000 stores by the end of 2020.

Trampoline dodgeball championship coming to Orland Park

Sky Zone Trampoline Park, which opened a wall-to wall trampoline court in Orland Park in late 2016, will host the 2018 Ultimate Dodgeball Championship finals, from Aug. 2-5.

The world’s 35 best co-ed and women’s dodgeball teams from Sky Zone Trampoline parks across the U.S., UK, Canada and Australia will descend upon Sky Zone Orland Park for the 7th annual Ultimate Dodgeball Championship.

The 30,000-square-foot facility is in the formerCarson’s Furniture Gallery and Charter Fitness at 66 Orland Square Drive in the far southeast parking lot of the shopping mall.

Competing teams will dodge, throw and jump their way through over 265 matches to compete for a spot in the ‘Final 8’, where they will go head-to-head for $65,000 in cash prizes — the largest prize pot in dodgeball tournament history.

“The Chicago Southland is perfect for events like this due to our variety of sports venues available, reasonable prices, interstate accessibility, proximity to downtown Chicago, and a wide variety of support services we offer,” Jim Garrett, President/CEO for the Chicago Southland CVB, said in a release. “We are excited about the Sky Zone Dodgeball Championship and all sporting events coming to the area.”

“Ultimate Dodgeball has been gaining traction across the globe over the past few years and our Ultimate Dodgeball Championship has continued to flourish right along with it” Jeff Platt, CEO of Sky Zone Trampoline Park, said in a release. “It’s quite an exhilarating experience to watch teams from all over the world compete and put their skills to the test for the sought-after title and $65,000 in cash prizes.”

For more information on the tournament, rules and future tournament dates, visit SkyZone.com/UDC. The final matches will be available for viewing online via Sky Zone’s Youtube channel: Ultimate Dodgeball and on television at a later date. Follow Ultimate Dodgeball’s Facebook for details and updates.

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