Comings & Goings: Winnie’s Bistro gambling cafe opens in Bridgeview

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Friendly gaming in a cozy atmosphere is the goal of theowners of the new Winnie’s Bistro, 7267 S. Harlem Ave., Bridgeview. Owners said they were the “friendly alternative to the localbar for gamers” who choose not to drink alcohol while enjoying video games. Winnie’s offers complimentary coffee and soft drinks as wellas pastries to people……

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Comings & Goings: Cooper’s Hawk Winery to open in Oak Lawn

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Countryside-based Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurants announced last weekthat it would be opening a new locationin Oak Lawn’s Stony Creek Promenade at Cicero Avenue and 111th Street. The Oak Lawn location would be the chain’s eighth inIllinois and 20th nationwide. It will be one of six Cooper’s Hawks opening inthe next year. It would be……

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Comings & Goings: Dots fashion stores going out of business

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Dots, a national women’s fashion discount retailer, hasstarted going out of business sales at all 360 of its stores, includinglocations in the Southland. Customers with gift cards can use them until March 20. The Ohio-based chain began the sale last week and it willcontinue until all merchandise has been sold. Furniture, fixtures and equipmentis also……

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Comings & Goings: Tony’s Finer Foods buys Countryside Dominick’s

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An affiliated company of Tony’s Finer Foods has purchasedthe former Dominick’s store at 6704 Joliet Road in Countryside for $3 millionfrom an affiliate of Inland Realty. City Administrator Gail Paul confirmed the purchase early inFebruary and said, “We have had preliminary meetings with them.” “The building shouldn’t sit empty for a couple ofyears,” she said……

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Comings & Goings: Restaurant opens at Max Center in McCook

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A new restaurant called the Pub at the Max is now open atthe McCook Athletic & Exposition Center, 4750 S. Vernon Ave. The Pub held its soft opening last week and is one of themany improvements made at the Max over the last couple of years. The Pub has a bar and plenty of tables……

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Comings & Goings: Countryside approves Dotty’s gambling cafe

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Countryside officials voted last week to approve a businesslicense and liquor license for Dotty’s Deli gambling cafe at 5321 S. LaGrangeRoad, in a former Al’s Beef and Nancy’s Pizza. Naperville-based Dotty’s has opened nine such gambling cafesin the Southland since last summer, including locations in Worth, Midlothian,Crestwood, Oak Forest, Matteson and Lemont. Dotty’s are usually……

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Comings & Goings: Ford City AMC to get star treatment

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AMC Theatres has plans to give the Ford City 14 theater thesame kind of renovation it gave the Chicago Ridge Mall AMC theater a couple ofyears ago. The company is seeking bids on a $4 million makeover for the68,000-square-foot theater complex at Ford City Mall at 76th Street and CiceroAvenue, according to Changes will……

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Comings & Goings: Via Bella wins reprieve in Countryside

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Via Bella Restaurant and banquet hall in Countryside hasworked out a payment agreement with the city to avoid losing any of itslicenses over a delinquent water bill and unpaid restaurant taxes and is in nodanger of closing its doors. Officials had voted last week to suspend the Italianrestaurant’s business license over a $5,543 water bill……

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Comings & Goings: Meade Electric moving to Southwest Side

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Meade Electric Co., one of the area’s largest electricalcontractors, is finishing up the move of its headquarters from McCook toChicago’s Garfield Ridge community. Established in 1908,Meade is one of the leaders in its field in design, construction andmaintenance of electric, natural gas, and telecommunications delivery systems,both above and below ground. According to Ald. Michael Zalewski……

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