Comings & Goings: Countryside approves Dotty’s gambling cafe

2 19 2014 1 59 10 PM 3503167

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

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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 the same kind of renovation it gave the Chicago Ridge Mall AMC theater a couple of years ago. The company is seeking bids on a $4 million makeover for the 68,000-square-foot theater complex at Ford City Mall at 76th Street and Cicero Avenue, according…

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Comings & Goings: Via Bella wins reprieve in Countryside

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Via Bella Restaurant and banquet hall in Countryside has worked out a payment agreement with the city to avoid losing any of its licenses over a delinquent water bill and unpaid restaurant taxes and is in no danger of closing its doors. Officials had voted last week to suspend the Italian restaurant’s business license over…

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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 electrical contractors, is finishing up the move of its headquarters from McCook to Chicago’s Garfield Ridge community. Established in 1908, Meade is one of the leaders in its field in design, construction and maintenance of electric, natural gas, and telecommunications delivery systems, both above and below ground.…

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Comings & Goings: Aldi to hire 100 at job fairs on Monday

1 15 2014 8 28 01 PM 7021081

Aldi, which has locations in Countryside, Bridgeview, Lyons, Bedford Park, Chicago Ridge and Chicago’s Southwest Side, is looking to fill 100 new jobs in the Chicago area and will hold a series of job fairs on Monday, to find those workers. The German-based grocery store chain has announced plans to open as many as 650…

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Comings & Goings: Courtright’s to close next week in Willow Springs

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Courtright’s, a four-star restaurant at 8989 S. Archer Ave. in Willow Springs, will pack it in next week after 19 years. Attempts to reach owners William or Rebecca Courtright were unsuccessful, but the couple posted this on the restaurant’s Facebook page: “It has been a magnificent ride and we thank you all for your love…

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Comings & Goings: Joe’s Italian Village closing

12 19 2013 10 46 26 AM 5036828

Joe’s Italian Villa Pizza, which has been serving pizza and pasta for the past 45 years from its location at 8807 S. Harlem Ave. in the Southfield Shopping Center, has lost its lease and will be shutting down on Dec. 31. Owners of the pizzeria have no intention of disappearing and are in the process…

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