Comings & Goings: Hickory Hills panel approves Sabre Woods plan

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The Hickory Hills Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals last week approved a zoning variance for a mixed-use development to be called Sabre Woods at the site of the former Sabre Room banquet facility at 8900 W. 95th St. The plan as presented calls for creation of the Sabre Woods Senior Village, which would include……

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Comings & Goings: Office Max closing at Brookside Marketplace

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Office Depot is closing its Office Max store at the Brookside Marketplace in Tinley Park. The office supply store at 7360 W. 191st St. started its going out of business sale three weeks ago and will close on Saturday, Nov. 12. The 18,000-square-foot store is one of 300 stores the company announced earlier this year……

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Comings & Goings: New gun range opens in south suburbs

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A new shooting range that was plagued by delays finally opened last week in Oak Forest. Eagle Sports Range opened Oct. 6 at 5900 W. 159th St. in Oak Forest at the former Community Motors auto dealership. “We are so pleased to welcome Eagle Sports Range to our community,” Mayor Hank Kuspa said in a……

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Comings & Goings: Irish sports bar opens in Midlothian

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JP Flannery’s opened last month at 4025 W. 147th St. in Midlothian. Co-owner Jim McAuliffe called the new pub, which opened on Sept. 22, an “Irish sports bar.” Although McAuliffe is part of the family that operates Durbin’s restaurants across the south suburbs, he said PJ Flannery’s is not affiliated with the chain. McAuliffe said……

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Comings & Goings: Culver’s opens in Oak Lawn, area Kmarts to close

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A new Culver’s fast-food restaurant opened last week in Oak Lawn. Owner Guy Hollis opened his sixth Culver’s location on Sept. 12 at 10745 S. Cicero Ave. It was built at the site of the former Original Papa Joe’s Italian Restaurant, which moved to Chicago Ridge last year. Hollis also owns Culver’s in Bridgeview, Berwyn,……

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Comings & Goings: VFW Post shuts down in Summit

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Tuesday was the official closing date for the Desplaines Valley Memorial VFW Post 6863 and VFW Catering in southwest suburban Summit. Post manager Tom Mulcahy said the main reason for shutting down the decades old veterans post at 7256 W. 63rd St. was an aging and shrinking membership. “The people that grew up with the……

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Comings & Goings: Feed store for sale in Indian Head Park

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J&M Feed and Supply Store has been a neighborhood staple in Indian Head Park since July 1982. Now the store noted for its pet supplies and bird seeds is for sale because owners Jim Svoboda and Emily Payne have decided to retire. “We’ve had enough,” Payne said last week. “I’ve been wanting to pull the……

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Comings & Goings: Burbank’s Dugout to join Vienna Beef Hall of Fame

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Mike Distefano’s Dugout restaurant has been serving up hot dogs and fries for 33 years and the long hours will finally pay off next week when the Burbank eatery is inducted into the Vienna Beef Hall of Fame. “We are finally being recognized as being among the biggest and the best,” Distefano said Monday. According……

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Comings & Goings: New gaming cafe opens in Palos Hills

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Durbin’s owner Tom McAuliffe, who is continuing to grow his restaurant empire with a new location under construction in Lyons and another location proposed for Justice, has embarked on a new venture with the opening of Doddy’s video gaming cafe in Palos Hills. The new video gaming cafe at 10602 S. Roberts Road opened at……

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Comings & Goings: Wojo’s for sale in Evergreen Park

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Wojo’s, a popular neighborhood institution for 35 years in Evergreen Park, is for sale. The iconic restaurant serves up hot dogs and fries and a lot more. It can whip up a shake in almost 100 flavors and offers burgers made from a variety of game including bison, elk and ostrich. The price of the……

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