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Comings & Goings by Bob Bong

Comings & Goings by Bob Bong

Another south suburban 5 Guys closes

biz 5 guys closed Orland ParkAnother 5 Guys Burgers and Fries has closed its doors for the last time in the south suburbs.

The location at 15840 S. Harlem Ave. in Orland Park (in a former Ginos East pizzeria) closed at the beginning of August. No reason was given for the closing in the plaza that hosts a massive Home Depot store.

It was one of two 5 Guys locations in Orland Park and had been open just shy of 10 years. It first opened in August 2011 and had been affiliated with a 5 Guys location at 158th Street and LaGrange Road.

“We thank you for letting us be a part of your community and families for 10 great years,” the business wrote on a sign, hung on the front door. “We hope that you continue to frequent some of our other nearby locations.”

The nearest location to the southwest suburbs is at 2442 W. 95th St. in Evergreen Park.

Signage has already been removed.

Earlier this year, the chain closed its longtime location at Chicago Ridge Mall in Chicago Ridge.

The company did not respond to requests for information at the time, and Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar said he did not know why the restaurant closed.

REI Co-op opens in Orland Park

The REI Co-op is now open in Orland Park.

The store at 15515 S. 95th Avenue held its grand opening August 27.

REI Orland Park said it will have health and safety protocols in place designed to maintain physical distance between customers and employees, including:

  • Limiting the number of people in store. REI Orland Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday – Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays. Customers may be asked to wait in line outside the store to ensure proper distancing.
  • Socially distanced queuing at store entrances, footwear, cash registers and bike and ski shop counters.
  • Plexiglass shields at all registers.
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures with thorough, frequent cleanings of high-touch surface areas.

The 20,000-square-foot store will offer a specialty bike and Nordic ski shop for customers to tune or repair equipment.

With nearly 535,000 lifetime REI members in Illinois, REI Orland Park will be the co-op’s fifth location in Illinois.

“The Village of Orland Park offers many wonderful locations to play outdoors through green spaces, trails and waterways. We look forward to becoming an active part of the community by serving as a resource to residents’ and visitors’ active lifestyles and investing in natural spaces that are so important for everyone’s health and wellness,” said Michelle Yancy, REI regional director for the Midwest region.

REI Orland Park will also offer a range of classes and guided outdoor experiences to connect people to a life outdoors. Year-round and seasonal programming will be similar to the co-op’s offerings at its existing stores in the region. Popular day tours and events have included hikes to iconic locations, paddling the Chicago River and Saganashkee Slough, and outdoor skills including navigation and survival.

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 track business openings and closings at http://bobbongonbusiness.com/

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