Comings & Goings: Highlander House serves up homemade Polish cuisine

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A new restaurant that serves homemade Polish cuisine opened last month in Palos Heights. Highlander House, 12333 S. Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights, celebrated its grand opening on June 23. “Our Polish plate is the most popular dish right now,” said Agnes Bobak, who with her husband Stanley owns and operates the new establishment. “It…

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Comings & Goings: Bakeries closed for vacation

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Fans of Wolf’s Bakery at 3241 W. 95th St. in Evergreen Park and Pticek’s Bakery at 5523 S. Narragansett in Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community will have to wait a few days to get their fill of sweet treats as both shops are closing for summer vacation. Wolf’s will be closed from July 2 through Saturday,…

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Comings & Goings: Oak Lawn Restaurant reopens

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The Oak Lawn Restaurant announced over the weekend on Facebook that it hoped to reopen this week after a car drove through a wall earlier this month and knocked the venerable eatery out of business. The restaurant at 5769 W. 95th St. was forced to close April 7 after a car leaving the car wash…

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Comings & Goings: hhgregg going out of business

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Indianapolis-based consumer electronics retailer hhgregg is going out of business and has started liquidation sales at all of its locations, including Orland Park and Ford City Mall. The company had filed for bankruptcy protection in March and closed 88 stores and three distribution centers. It decided to close after being unable to find a buyer…

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Comings & Goings: Landmark demolition begins in Bedford Park

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Demolition began this week on the former Landmark banquet hall at 6800 S. Archer Road in Bedford Park. The longtime home of Marlene’s Catering closed in December 2014 after being for sale for some time and had been listed on one business website as going for $850,000. The property is slated to become a Speedway…

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Comings & Goings: Strack & Van Til closing Southwest Side store

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Northwest Indiana-based Strack & Van Til announced last week it would close five stores including one on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The supermarket chain said it would close a longtime Strack store in Merrillville and four of its low-cost Ultra stores in Illinois including a store at the Westport Commons Shopping Center at 3250 W. 87th…

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Comings & Goings: Fifth Third Bank opening in Summit

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Cincinnati-based Fifth Third Bank, which closed seven of its Chicago-area locations in January, will hold the grand opening for a new branch in Summit on Friday, March 10. The grand opening will take place from 8:30-10 a.m. at 5640 S. Harlem Ave. in the former Krispy Kreme building, which opened in 1998 at the site…

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Comings & Goings: Amish pretzel shop opens in southwest suburbs

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A new kind of soft pretzel shop opened last month in the Meijer store in Homer Glen. Ben’s Soft Pretzels opened Jan. 18 inside the store at 14169 S. Bell Road. “We’re up front on the grocery side of the store,” said co-owner Lisa Brown, who lives in Orland Park. Brown owns the 950-square-foot store…

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Comings & Goings: Fajitas opens fifth location in Midlothian

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Fajitas Mexican Restaurant, a local chain based in Countryside, opened its fifth location a few weeks ago in the Tiffany Plaza mall in Midlothian. Owner Walter Narsolis opened his first location in Countryside before branching out and opening Fajitas locations in Tinley Park in 2010, Frankfort in 2012 and Mokena in 2015. The newest location…

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Comings & Goings: Jimmy John’s now open in Summit

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Champaign-based Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches opened its latest southwest suburban location last month in Summit. The sandwich shop, which prides itself on “freaky fast delivery,” opened Dec. 28 in a new strip center at 5836 S. Harlem Ave. A Pizza Hut will be joining Jimmy John’s in the same strip center later this year. The…

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