Steve’s Bite holds grand opening

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By Kelly White Palos Heights welcomed in a new business last weekend. Steve’s Bite, 11906 S. Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights, held a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on October 15. The store officially opened its doors over the summer, and owners Sufian “Steve” and Kifah Syouri said they could not be happier to…

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Oak Lawn officials praise new restaurants

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By Joe Boyle The recent wave of restaurant grand openings has Oak Lawn officials excited about the future of the village. Trustee James Pembroke (4th) said the recent opening of Shake Shack has received an immediate positive response. “Shake Shack has had an impressive opening,” Pembroke said during the Oak Lawn Village Board meeting on Tuesday night.…

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Summit Dental Smiles now open in Summit

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By Carol McGowan Summit Dental Smiles is now open at 7557 W. 63rd St. in Summit. It’s in a newly remodeled building that was formerly a law office, and medical office many years prior to that. If you visited the building in the past, you wouldn’t recognize it now. It sat vacant for years, and…

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Another south suburban 5 Guys closes

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Another 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…

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Indoor golf eyed for downtown Palos Heights


By Jeff Vorva Indoor golf could be coming to Palos Heights. At least that’s what mayor Bob Straz is hoping. The City Council unanimously voted Aug. 17 to grant a liquor license to Haven Indoor Golf, which is scheduled to open at 12317 S. Harlem Ave. in the fall. Aside from four state-of-the-art bays, the…

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Chicago Ridge welcomes Dick’s Sporting Goods

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By Joe Boyle The much-anticipated grand opening of Dick’s Sporting Goods at the Chicago Ridge Mall took place without a glitch last Friday morning. But Chicago Ridge Mayor Chuck Tokar had a question after the brief ribbon-cutting ceremony. “Can we shop now?” Demetrius Hawkins, the store manager at the new Dick’s Sporting Goods and employees…

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Riviera Country Club closed down, liquor license yanked

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By Jeff Vorva In 1973, the Orland Park Board of Trustees, of which Donald Pekau was a member, voted to annex the property that became the site of the Riviera Country Club. Now, 48 years later, Pekau’s son, Keith is the mayor who is overseeing a mess involving the Riviera. As head of the liquor…

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