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: 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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Comings & Goings: Bertucci’s to reopen in Palos Hills

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Bertucci’s restaurant, which closed in Palos Hills without warning in early March, appears ready to make a comeback. The Italian eatery at 10331 S. Roberts Road gave no indication or warning when it closed, but signs have been posted on the property indicating it will reopen this month. A spokesman at Palos Hills City Hall,…

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Comings & Goings: Sabre Room closes in Hickory Hills

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The south suburbs lost another iconic meeting place last week when the Sabre Room shut its doors for good after 67 years of hosting weddings, New Year’s Eve parties and Hollywood stars including Bob Hope and Frank Sinatra. The banquet hall at 8900 W. 95th St. in Hickory Hills called it quits at the end…

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Comings & Goings: Justice golf range closes

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The Chicago Players Club, a golf driving range and instructional facility, did not reopen for the season at 8500 W. 79th St. in Justice. The property is a yet unused part of Resurrection Cemetery and had been leased to the golf center since 2012. A spokesman said the driving range closed at the end of…

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Comings & Goings: Enrico’s restaurant announces start-up dates

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While it took a few months longer than expected, Enrico’s Italian Restaurant of Frankfort announced Monday that it would resume limited carryout service starting this week in advance of its full-time reopening in May. The restaurant has been remodeling the former Wild Rover location at 20535 S. LaGrange Road since announcing in September that it…

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Comings & Goings: Marcus buys former AMC theater

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Milwaukee-basedMarcus Theatres, a division ofthe Marcus Corp., announced Tuesday its purchase of the former AMC theater at 4201 W. 167th St. in Country Club Hills, which closed without warning in January. The 85,000-square-foot building on a 16.9-acre lot with 16 screens will undergo extensive renovations before reopening to the public later this year. “With the…

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