Comings & Goings: Puppy store opens in Summit

1 10 2019 1 56 55 PM 3401391

By Bob Bong A new store that carries pure bred puppies and offers dog washing and nail clipping opened last week in southwest suburban Summit. Pawsitively Fur-Love opened Dec. 10 at 6301 S. Archer Road. Owner Jackie Garcia also manages the nearby Unique Cuts hair salon that also offer video gaming and beer and wine…

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Comings & Goings: Thirsty Pig BBQ replaces Grand Dukes in Summit

1 10 2019 1 47 15 PM 5031182

By Bob Bong The old country feeling at Grand Dukes restaurant in southwest suburban Summit has been replaced with the atmosphere of a Texas barbecue. Thirsty Pig BBQ opened in early November in the former Grand Dukes at 6312 S. Harlem Ave. Gone are the Eastern European specialties. Taking their place on the menu are…

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Comings & Goings: Consignment shop back in business in Hickory Hills

11 30 2018 11 52 10 AM 1483819

Lucy Reinhart closed her consignment shop, Bargain Center by Lucy, at its longtime home near 79th Street and Harlem Avenue in Bridgeview last Halloween. Ê”I was there six years and only had a month-to-month lease,” she said. “They wanted to squeeze me out after they sold the shopping center.” A year later, she’s back in…

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Comings & Goings: Gas N Wash to open second Mokena location

11 15 2018 6 34 50 PM 9710289

By Bob Bong Mokena-based Gas n Wash has announced it will open a second location in Mokena at 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at 19990 S. LaGrange Road. It will be the company’s seventh location. The company also operates Food n Fuel locations in the south suburbs. The new Mokena location will feature a…

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Comings & Goings: HOBO stores going out of business

11 8 2018 3 55 27 PM 10898644

By Bob Bong In 1996, Home Owners Bargain Outlet rose out of the ashes of the Handy Andy bankruptcy. The chain of discount home improvement stores eventually grew to seven including locations at 8716 S. Cicero Ave. in Oak Lawn and 1693 Plainfield Road in Crest Hill. Other suburban stores were in Forest Park, Villa…

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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

9 30 2018 7 49 49 PM 2071740

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

8 2 2018 9 30 20 PM 7670190

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

7 27 2018 1 46 18 PM 5794732

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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