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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Comings & Goings: Buckledown Brewery now open in Lyons

12 12 2013 7 42 59 PM 2311456

BuckleDown Brewery, a small craft brewery and taproom, became the most recent new business to open its doors in the Village of Lyons. Longtime friends and brewers Ike Orcutt and Sean Mahoney founded the brewery based off of their philosophy that with hard work, creativity and determination, great beer can be crafted. Located at 8700…

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Comings & Goings: Mediterranean restaurant opens in Bridgeview

12 6 2013 10 29 35 AM 10101372

Village Garden, a new Mediterranean restaurant, opened last week at 7201 W. 84th St. in Bridgeview and it promises to offer food for everyone. “We have Mediterranean, Pakistani and Indian food as well as American food like steaks and salads,” said Azhar, the restaurant manager, for owner Shahbaz Hussain. “We have lamb chops as well…

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Comings & Goings: Pete’s Fresh Market coming to Bridgeview

11 27 2013 9 03 56 AM 8379113

Pete’s Fresh Market, a locally owned independent grocery store chain headquartered at 43rd Street and Pulaski Road on Chicago’s Southwest Side, has purchased the former Cubs Foods store at 103rd Street and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview and has been remodeling the store. The 40-year-old company has nine locations in Chicago, Evergreen Park, Calumet City and…

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Comings & Goings: West Suburban Chamber names new executive director

11 21 2013 6 51 45 PM 3708245

After a fairly lengthy search, Ken Grunke has been named executive director of the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Grunke, who lives in Brookfield, will start in his new position on Jan. 6. He will be moving over from his position as director of philanthropy and external affairs with Aging Care Connections in…

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Comings & Goings: Twins close Geminelli’s pizzeria in Bridgeview

11 15 2013 9 14 03 AM 4011285

Sorry to report that Geminelli’s pizzeria, which opened this summer at 90th and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview, closed last week. The restaurant was owned by twin sisters who tried to make a go of it on their own after losing out on a chance to take over a family restaurant business on Chicago’s Southwest Side.…

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Comings & Goings: Toyota Park flea market has something for everyone

11 8 2013 12 38 16 PM 2246606

Anything you can think of from furniture to bundles of socks can be found at the Mega Flea Market held at Bridgeview’s Toyota Park each Sunday through December. More than 100 vendors were selling goods this past Sunday.Ê Shoes, clothing, stereo speakers, even old tools. There were pony rides for the children and when you…

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Comings & Goings: Art Van Furniture opening in Bedford Park

10 26 2013 3 42 54 PM 2185418

By Bob Bong Ê Michigan-based Art Van Furniture, a chain known for its furniture and mattresses, is scheduled to open a new store at 9 a.m. Saturday in the Bedford City Square plaza in Bedford Park. The company moved into the Chicago market in July when it opened its first store in Orland Park and…

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