Comings & Goings: Plush Horse Coming to Tinley Park
A look at new businesses coming into town and a fond farewell to those that have, for whatever reason, called it quits.
Palos Park’s Plush Horse Ice Cream & Coffee Shop, considered by many to have the best ice cream in the southwest suburbs, is opening a second location at 7903 W. 171st St. within the Tinley Downs plaza in Tinley Park.
Steve Rydberg, son of owner Ann Rydberg, said he is hoping the new location will be ready by mid-March.
“Mom wanted to give it a try,” he said of the second location, which will feature the same sweet treats as the Palos Park location. “We will have cupcakes and candy, as well.”
Rydberg now works downtown at a bank but grew up working at the Palos Park location. “I helped make the ice cream,” he said.
His favorite flavor? “I really like chocolate peanut butter.”
Rydberg said the new location will continue to be a family affair with relatives and his wife Mary Ellen Rydberg helping staff the new location.
For information, call 708-444-1800, or visit http://www.theplushhorse.com/.
Yankee Candle Opens in Tinley
A Yankee Candle store opened earlier this month in the former GNC store at 7380 W. 191st St. within the Brookside Marketplace.
The store carries the usual assortment of candles and fragrances made by national chain.
For information and hours, call 815-464-0923 or visit www.yankeecandle.com.
Elite Opens 2nd Location
Tinley Park-based Elite Automotive & Performance, which started in 2009, opened a second shop at 1500 Lincoln Hwy. in New Lenox late last year. For information, call 708-429-7770, 815-462-7770 or visit http://www.eliteautomotiveandperformance.com/.
Doctor Joins Care Center
Dr. Michele Danaher, a family practice physician, recently joined the staff at St. James Health Family Care Center at 17859 S. 80th Ave. For information, call 708-429-9567.
Chicken or Fish?
Chick-fil-A in Orland Park has added fish sandwiches to its breakfast, lunch and dinner menus through Easter.
New York & Co. Remodeling
New York & Co. at Orland Square Mall will be closed for the next couple of months as the store undergoes remodeling. The mall expects the store to reopen in about 60 days. A number of stores are sprucing up at the same time the mall is undergoing an overdue face-lift.
Francesca’s to Host Chamber Event
Francesca’s Vicinato, 12960 S. LaGrange Road in Palos Park, is hosting a Business After Hours from 4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, for members of the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce. RSVP to 708-349-2972 or http://www.orlandparkchamber.org.
Sign Up for Brew and Vine Festival
The third annual Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival will run 2 p.m.-11 p.m. Saturday, April 21, at the Tinley Park Convention Center. Sponsorship and volunteer opportunities are available.
The event will showcase popular brewers and wineries with an extensive list of diverse wines and craft beers. The Tinley Park Brew and Vine Festival offers tastings for both fine wines and craft beers, as well as gourmet foods.
Admission to the festival includes wine, beer and food tastings, a commemorative wine or beer glass, and access to the event.
For information, visit www.tinleyparkbrewandvinefest.com.
PWN to Host Iris Gordon
The Professional Women’s Network is hosting Iris Gordon who will make a presentation “Managing Time for Daily Success” at 8:15 a.m. March 2 at The Egg and I, 183rd Street and Harlem Avenue. No cost for PWN members, $10 for non-members.
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