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USA Liquidators will open Friday in Hickory Hills. (Staff photo)

USA Liquidators will open Friday in Hickory Hills. (Staff photo)

Comings & Goings: USA Liquidators to open Friday in Hickory Hills

By Bob Bong

USA Liquidators, a new store that features closeouts, overruns and stock from stores that went out of business, will open at noon on Friday at 8720 S. 88th Avenue in Hickory Hills.

Owners Wally Aiyash and his brother Zeze have been in the real estate business for 30 years and have developed more than 3,000 properties. They own 2,000 apartments and 500 houses along with a smattering of shopping centers.

“We have more than 150 employees for all of our companies,” Aiyash said.

They got into the retail game two years ago when they bought the HOBO store in Villa Park after the Oak Lawn-based chain closed its doors.

“We opened Chicago Kitchen Outlets in the former HOBO store,” said Aiyash. The store carries appliances, flooring and kitchen cabinets among other things. “We found we could supply our own real estate company.”

The new store will be home to merchandise that has not moved at the original outlet store.

“We’ll move stock to the new store if it hasn’t been sold in 30-60 days,” Aiyash said.

Aiyash said the store is being opened in a location that “was vacant for a long time.”

He should know, the brothers own the shopping center at 87th and 88th Avenue where the new store is located.

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