Comings & Goings: New furniture store opens in Bridgeview

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A new furniture store with locations in Bridgeview and PalosHeights has opened its doors in the Southland. 7 Star Furniture held its grand opening last weekend at 8735S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview and its second smaller location at 11925 S. HarlemAve. in Palos Heights. For information, call the Bridgeview store at 708-599-3434or the Palos store……

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Comings & Goings: Tony’s seeks tax incentives for new Countryside store

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Tony’s Finer Foods, which recently purchased the formerDominick’s Finer Foods store at 6705 Joliet Road in Countryside, is asking thecity to approve a Class 7b tax incentive for the development. The Class 7b incentive lowers the real estate property tax assessmentfor the property for 12 years. At last week’s city council meeting, representatives forTony’s said……

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Comings & Goings: Snackville Junction loses fight to stay open

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A restaurant popular for decadeswith the kids because the food is delivered by a model train is set to closethis week after a yearlong fight over a balloon payment on its mortgage. Snackville Junction, which openedJan. 1, 1953, and was now operating out of a storefront at 9144 S. Kedzie Ave.in Evergreen Park, was acquired……

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Comings & Goings: New businesses are blooming in the valley

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Communities in the Desplaines Valley have a reason to beoptimistic as spring struggles to displace a stubborn winter. The snow will eventually take its summer vacation andcommunities throughout the Southland are welcoming new businesses. In many cases, the new businesses are taking the place ofones that closed, sometimes years ago. Take Bridgeview. Not only are……

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Comings & Goings: Janson’s Reopens in Beverly

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Fans of Janson’s Drive-In have been waiting for theiconic Beverly fast-food landmark to reopen for the last two years. The reopening finally took place this week, more than ayear after plans were announced that the restaurant would be back in action bythe spring of 2013. But good things come to those who wait and fans……

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Comings & Goings: Sandy’s Sandwiches closes in Justice

Just about a year after Sandy’s Sandwiches opened at 8350 S.Roberts Road in Justice amid promises of being the first of many such locationsin the Chicago area, the sandwich shop has closed. The neighboring Chino’s Pizzeria at 8356 S. Roberts Roadalso closed recently. The same plaza will be welcoming a pawn shop, which isopening just……

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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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