Comings & Goings: Indian-American restaurant closes in Hickory Hills

Aladdin’s House, a fast-food Indian-American restaurant that opened with much fanfare in Hickory Hills in April, didn’t last long. The eatery at 9348 S. Roberts Road closed suddenly last month and has reopened as a Middle Eastern restaurant called Greece Shawarma Philly’s Gyros & Beef. It also goes by the name Jerusalem Shawarma. Hours are…

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Comings & Goings: Sisters win Chicago Ridge pop-up shop battle

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By Bob Bong A Bridgeview woman and her two sisters will be opening a brick-and-mortar location for their beauty products business after she was winner of a recent Battle of the Pop-Up contest at Chicago Ridge Mall in Chicago Ridge. Evelia Aguirre-Torres owns De Mi Tierra Natural Bath & Body with her sisters Sandra Aguirre…

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Pete’s Fresh Market eyes Oak Lawn’s Freshline site

By Bob Bong Oak Lawn residents who were sorry to see the closing of Freshline Foods last month may soon get a new supermarket to take its place. Oak Lawn Mayor Sandra Bury announced recently that Pete’s Fresh Market, a locally owned supermarket chain based on Chicago’s Southwest Side, had agreed to buy the Freshline…

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Comings & Goings: Summit Animal Hospital has new digs

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Summit Animal Hospital moved into new digs in early July in the former American Legion Hall at 6050 S. Harlem Ave. in Summit. The hospital made its move July 2 after a lengthy remodeling of the former veterans hall. The move will triple the space available for the animal hospital, which was established in 1954…

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Comings & Goings: Polish bakery closed after fire

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A popular Polish deli and bakery in Bridgeview will remain closed for the foreseeable future while repairs are underway. Dunajec Bakery & Deli at 8339 S. Harlem Ave. in Bridgeview was severely damaged in a fire July 17, according to Bridgeview Fire Chief Mike Daly. Bridgeview firefighters responded shortly before 5 p.m. to the call,…

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Comings & Goings: Freshline Foods closing

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Freshline Foods in Oak Lawn is holding a liquidation sale as it prepares to close its doors after 47 years at 5355 W. 95thÊSt. Owner John Siakotos announced in an ad last week that all customers would receive 30 percent off their total bill until the store had cleared its shelves and liquidated all of…

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Comings & Goings: Couple open own floor covering business

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Heather Andreana and Rob O’Connor decided to start their own business because they were tired of the constant moving around the country that came with her job as a regional vice president with Enterprise Rent-a-Car. Andreana was ready to opt out of the corporate grind. “We moved around a lot. I put in a lot…

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Comings & Goings: Lucky Slot Lounge opens in Willow Springs

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Lucky Slot Lounge video gaming cafŽ opened this week in Willow Springs. The upscale lounge at 8695 S. Archer Ave. has five machines and a selection of beers and wines. It held its ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday evening with Mayor John Carpino doing the honors. The lounge is owned by Kamal Dutt. {{more}} New spa…

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Comings & Goings: Car wash opening delayed

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Clearwave Express Car Wash, which held its ribbon cutting last week at 12121 S. Pulaski Road in Alsip, announced on its Facebook page that it had postponed opening the facility because its electrical supply could not handle the needs of its new equipment. Clearwave said it hoped to open within the next week and was…

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