Comings & Goings: Costco to reopen Bedford Park store

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By Bob Bong Who says companies never listen? Costco announced last week that due to what the company said was negativefeedback from its customers, the Costco Business Center at 7300 S. Cicero Bedford Park would reopen on Aug. 31 along with another business centerstore in Orlando, Fla. The store was closed May 4 and……

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Comings & Goings: Brown Sugar Bakery buys Cupid Candies

  By Bob Bong Brown Sugar Bakery founder Stephanie Hart announced last week she will be buying the Cupid Candies factory at 7637 S. Western Ave. in Chicago. Hart said she needs more space and will be moving her bakery kitchen to factory site but will keep her original shop open at 328 W. 75th St.……

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Comings & Goings: Steak-n-Egger can’t wait to reopen

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By Bob Bong Business owners who have been chomping at the bit got goodnews this week when Gov. JB Pritzker said Restore Illinois would move intoPhase 4 on Friday. That means all kinds of businesses that have been shut or sharplycurtailed since mid-March would be allowed to reopen as long as they followcertain guidelines Phase……

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Comings & Goings: Costco closes Bedford Park location

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By Bob Bong Costco has pulled the final plug on its Bedford Parklocation at 7300 S. Cicero Ave. In 2015, the California-based wholesale club converted theBedford Park location from a full-service store to a Costco Business Center. It was the chain’s first business center in the Midwest andthe 10thÊin the nation. The store remained open……

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Comings & Goings: Tona’s Pupusas begins new season at Summit Park

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By BobÊ Bong Tona’s Pupusas, a Salvadoran restaurant that hasoperated at Summit Park in Summit for the past two summers, has reopened for the season. They are offering carryout only for the time being. The eatery specializes in pupusas, a kind of thicktortilla stuffed with a variety of savory fillings such as chicken, cheese orbeans.……

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Comings & Goings: Honey Pedals opens gourmet coffee shop in Lemont

  By Bob Bong Partners Monica Chiarello and Allen Davidson said phooey to the pandemic and opened their new business Honey Pedals Gourmet Coffee and Ice Cream last week in historic Downtown Lemont at 400 E. Illinois St. “We definitely had reservations about opening,” said Chiarello. “But we were knee deep in the process and……

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Comings & Goings: Honey Pedals opens in Lemont

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By Bob Bong Owners Monica and Allen said phooey to the pandemic andopened their new business Honey Pedals Gourmet Coffee and Ice Cream last week inhistoric Downtown Lemont at 400 E Illinois St. The new shop opened May 7 and serves Colectivo Coffee,Capannari Ice cream, and Troubadour Bakery in addition to homemade wafflecones, bubble waffle,……

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Comings & Goings: Orland Park Bakery delays reopening to May 13

  By Bob Bong Orland Park Bakery, which had planned to reopen May 1 after shutting down when two employees at the popular bakery tested positive for the coronavirus, has delayed the reopening to May 13. The bakery at 14850 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park closed after it was notified that an employee tested……

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Comings & Goings: Countryside launches promotion to help restaurants

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By Bob Bong The City of Countryside is joining the list of communities that wants toshow its restaurants that it cares during these difficult times. The city has started a restaurant promotion called Countryside Cares thatwill reward residents who continue to patronize their favorite places to eat inCountryside so these restaurants will survive the pandemic.……

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Comings & Goings: Mona Lisa owners closing brick and mortar store

  By Bob Bong Sisters Wendy Lundberg and Jill Evans opened Mona Lisa Boutique in Palos Heights in October 1991 and patterned it after a Parisian boutique. At first, the sisters presented women’s clothing, accessories and jewelry. The boutique quickly expanded to include home decor, furniture, gifts, Christmas decorations and a complete baby boutique. It……

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