Comings & Goings: Fox Head Apparel Coming to Orland
A new Caribbean-style jerk chicken restaurant will soon be opening in Tinley Park, and other business news.
The store chain made its name with a worldwide brand of motocross apparel and has since branched out into other performance sports.
The mall said the store will be moving into part of the space being vacated by Bath & Body Works, which is downsizing and moving across the way.
The company was started as Fox Racing in 1974 in Campbell, Calif.
Calls to the company for more information were not returned.
Cartridge World Has New Digs
Cartridge World, which refills printer cartridges and sells them, moved recently from its original home at 15942 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park to new digs at 7751 W. 159th St. Tinley Plaza in the Castle Plaza.
Jamaica Jerk Coming Soon
Jamaica Jerk Choice restaurant, which offers Caribbean cuisine, is coming soon to 15910 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park.
For information, check out the menu at its Calumet City location at www.jamaicajerkchoice.com.
Calls and emails to the owner were not returned, but an employee at the Calumet City location said the 1,200 square foot Tinley location should be open in March.
Vote Expected on New Orland Business Plaza
Orland Park trustees are scheduled to vote this week on a special use permit and site plans for the 159th Street Plaza at the site of the former Mobil gas station at 159th Street and 94th Avenue. Plans call for two buildings totaling 17,000 square feet.
Charlotte Russe Closes in Orland
The Charlotte Russe store in Orland Square Mall closed recently. Fans of its clothing and shoe lines can still find them at stores in Ford City Shopping Center, Chicago Ridge Mall, the Promenade in Bolingbrook and Louis Joliet Mall.
McLaughlin to Deliver State of Orland Park
Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin will give his state of the village address to the Orland Park Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting at 7:45 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 29, at Silver Lake Country Club, 14700 S. 82nd Avenue.
Cost is $14 for chamber members in advance, $17 for members and non-members at the door.
RSVP by Feb. 24 to 708-349-2972 or http://www.orlandparkchamber.org.
Tinley Hosts Workshop on Starting a Business
CenterPoint at Governors State University will present a workshop on how to start a business at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 22, at Tinley Park Village Hall, 16250 S. Oak Park Ave. Instructor will be Dan McAllister.
For information, call 708-534-4927 or visit www.centerpointgsu.com.
Public Meeting on Illiana Expressway
The Illinois and Indiana Departments of Transportation will present a map showing the preferred routes for the proposed Illiana Expressway from Interstate 65 near Lowell in northwest Indiana to Interstate 55 near Wilmington.
Southland residents can get a look at the map on Thursday, Feb. 23, at Matteson Hotel and Conference Center (Holiday Inn) at 500 Holiday Plaza Drive in Matteson from 5-8 p.m.
There will be a continuous PowerPoint presentation, and attendees will have the opportunity to view exhibits, provide comments and speak with IDOT and INDOT representatives on a one-on-one basis. A question and answer forum will be held at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
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