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 good news this week when Gov. JB Pritzker said Restore Illinois would move into Phase 4 on Friday. That means all kinds of businesses that have been shut or sharply curtailed since mid-March would be allowed to reopen as long as they…

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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 Park location at 7300 S. Cicero Ave. In 2015, the California-based wholesale club converted the Bedford Park location from a full-service store to a Costco Business Center. It was the chain’s first business center in the Midwest and the 10thÊin the nation. The…

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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 has operated 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 thick tortilla stuffed with a variety of savory fillings such as chicken,…

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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 and opened their new business Honey Pedals Gourmet Coffee and Ice Cream last week in historic 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…

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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 to show its restaurants that it cares during these difficult times. The city has started a restaurant promotion called Countryside Cares that will reward residents who continue to patronize their favorite places to eat in Countryside so these restaurants will…

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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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Comings & Goings: Byrider reopens car store in Bridgeview

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By Bob Bong Indianapolis-based Byrider last week reopened its used car dealership in Bridgeview. The store relocated to 9150 S. Harlem Ave. in 2014 from its original home in Oak Lawn. It was a franchised J.D. Byrider location and closed last year. It reopened on Friday as the chain’s 32nd corporate-owned dealership under its new…

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New seafood restaurant opens in Palos Hills

  By Bob Bong A Mediterranean seafood restaurant opened last month in Palos Hills and features some kinds of fish not readily available in the southern suburbs. SeaCatcher Mediterranean Sea Food & Grill opened Nov. 3 at 10331 S. Roberts Road in the former Bertucci’s restaurant. Owner Sam Farhan said that in addition to more…

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