Comings & Goings: Red Mango Heads to Orland
Also in today's Business Comings & Goings, an eye care office opens and a gyros restaurant closes in Tinley Park.
Red Mango is coming to Orland Park this summer.
The Texas-based smoothie and frozen yogurt chain will be opening next month at 31 Orland Square Drive in the Shops of Orland Square near Orland Square Mall.
Though it will be the chain’s first location in the Southland it's the fourth for owners Trisha and Jeff Fendt, who opened their first store about a year ago in LaGrange. They also have a Red Mango in Chicago and will open one in McHenry on July 14.
“What we really love is the product,” said Trisha Fendt. “We love the taste and the health benefits.”
Fendt said she and her husband opted to start their Red Mango endeavor during a career shift. She had been a social worker and her husband had been a union plumber.
“We opened our first store in June 2011 in LaGrange and it exceeded our expectations,” she said. "... Orland Park is a perfect fit for us because I grew up around there and know the area."
Fendt said the Orland location will be about 1,300 square feet—the biggest store for the pair yet.
She said it will be managed by her brother, Travis Toumey, and will have around a dozen employees. Owners are hoping for a mid-August opening, they said.
“We sure do plan for new stores,” she said without divulging where they might be looking.
Red Mango has more than 180 locations and features more than 50 flavors of frozen yogurt. For information, visit the company’s website at Red Mango Yogurt.
Gyros Express Closes in Tinley
Gyros Express closed recently at 7108 W. 171st St. in Tinley Park. The restaurant opened last fall and specialized in Middle Eastern cuisine. Its website is still active though its Facebook page has been taken down. There is a “for lease” sign in the window.
TCBY Back in Orland Park
TCBY held its grand opening on Saturday at 14658 S. LaGrange Road in the former Extreme Pita location in the Coopers Square shopping center in Orland Park.
The 1,400-square-foot location is the frozen yogurt company’s 15th store in Illinois and replaces one that closed a few months ago at 158th and LaGrange.
Rami Kashkeesh is the owner of the new store. He also owns TCBY locations at Southlake Mall in Merrilville, Ind., and Old Orchard Mall in Skokie.
For information, call 708-403-8606 or visit its Facebook page.
Eye Care Office Opens in Tinley
Vroegh Family Eye Care opened recently at 17322 S. Oak Park Ave. In downtown Tinley Park. For information, call the center at 708-614-7900.
Orland Square Mall Has Ticketmaster
The Simon Guest Services Booth at Orland Square Mall now offers Ticketmaster. The booth is located in the lower level JCPenney Court and sells tickets to everything from local concerts to Broadway shows to Las Vegas reviews.
Inland Real Estate Buys Orland Building
A venture led by Inland Real Estate Corp. recently paid $8.8 million to HSA Commercial Real Estate for a 23,000-square-foot building at 9559 W. 151st St. adjacent to Inland-owned Orland Park Place. Tenants include Fidelity Investments, ATI Physical Therapy and Family Christian Stores.
ALDO Shoes Reopens
ALDO Shoes reopened recently at Orland Square Mall in the upper level Sears Court after remodeling. It is one of many stores getting a face-lift as the mall itself undergoes extensive renovation.
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