Friday, November 23, 2012
A woman wading in a mall fountain? A cow in line at Best Buy? Patch hit the local shopping scene Thanksgiving night and Black Friday to talk to shoppers about the craziest, funniest or weirdest stories from the day.
Black Friday is a day for doorbusters, discounts and lines—oh, the lines. Shoppers of the Southland descended upon Orland Park, as the mecca of shopping and home to Orland Square Mall, Best Buy, Target and big names in retail. Patch hit the streets—and the lines—Thanksgiving night and Black Friday to chat with shoppers about their tales from the retail frenzy. Some, like Nicole Harris, filed into line outside Best Buy as early as 11 p.m. Thanksgiving night, with hopes of an encounter with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. Harris sacrificed the comfort of her own bed in the name of shopping. "We camped out last night in our tent, but we weren't the first ones here, which was kind of a surprise," Harris said. Those in line alongside Harris …
Thursday, March 29, 2012
What about ours? There are six Best Buy stores in the south suburbs, but a list of closures isn't known yet.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Best Buy executives may be giving up on some of their big-box stores, according to a Wall St. Journal report on Thursday. The Minnesota-based electronics chain said it would close 50 Best Buy stores. At this time, however, the list of stores to close isn't known. Southland Best Buy outlets are in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Homewood, Matteson, Crestwood and Burbank, and there's a mobile shop in the Chicago Ridge Mall, according to the Best Buy store locator. "I am not satisfied with the pace or degree of change we have made up to this point," Chief Executive Brian Dunn said in a conference call with analysts, adding, "We are evolving our retail store strategy. We are increasing our points of presence while decreasing our overall square …
Monday, February 27, 2012
Take a minute and say thanks by writing a review of your favorite area liquor store. At week’s end, the one with the most reviews will be awarded "Most Loved in Orland."
St. Patrick’s Day will be here sooner than we think, and it’s about time to get ready. Which slinger of spirits do you prefer to go to in town, when the liquor cabinet starts looking empty? Orland Park Patch is taking this week to find out where people go shopping for alcohol. We’ll decide by week’s end who is the “Most Loved Liquor Store in Orland.” So how does this work? First, look at the list below for your favorite place to buy beer, wine or liquor, click on the link and write a review. You can also post comments below. The store or brewery with the most reviews and comments is declared “Most Loved.” We'll accept all reviews and comments posted before 9 a.m. Friday for scoring. After that, we'll name our winner. Here are your booze …
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Vendors, spa services, music, food and fun come together at Orland Park Civic Center while raising needed funds for troops and a local animal shelter.
Christmas season shopping is officially in full swing, but relatives and friends aren't the only ones with a wish list. This is also the time of year when charities see an increased need for funds to keep them going strong. Orland Park residents Lisa Brown, Loma Gigi Hall and Kathleen Herrebout thought if people are willing to spend hundreds, even thousands, on gifts, perhaps they'd also be willing to donate while shopping. The three joined to organize SPAtastic SHOPPortunity, a charitable event with 70 vendors, wine tasting, spa services, music and a buffet featuring appetizers and desserts. Over 400 shoppers attended the event last year where all proceeds after expenses were donated to charity. Among the organizations receiving money …
Saturday, November 26, 2011
TVs, diamonds, cookware, game systems and computer printers — what were some of the best deals found Friday in Southland stores?
Friday was all about the bargain. Several folks told Patch about their best finds on Friday. Tell us about yours in the comment section. FOUND AT TARGET, OAK LAWN Gina Roach and her mother, Sharon Valente, both of Beverly, caught a few good deals early Friday at Target in Oak Lawn. Their finds included a Fisher-Price laptop for $22.99 and a 9-inch LCD TV for $55, down from $120. "I'm tingling," Valente confessed with a laugh. FOUND AT BEST BUY, HOMEWOOD Mrs. Thomas (who declined to share her first name), of Chicago, visited Best Buy in Homewood to find the last Kinect bundle for $199. The bundle included the gaming system, a controller, a charger and two batteries. Thomas hovered over her merchandise protectively until a salesperson …
Friday, September 30, 2011
Sunday's grand opening was a jam-packed affair. Are there other stores you would like to see come to town?
Were you at the HomeGoods store grand opening in Tinley Park Sunday? If not, you might've been the only one. That's not much of an exaggeration as the aisles were packed with curious shoppers and browsers eagerly looking over the home fashions in Brookside Marketplace's newly opened retail outlet. The checkout line stretched more than halfway around the interior of the 25,000-square-foot store at times. Even as the Bears-Packers game loomed, the parking lot was full and mini traffic jams were plaguing the parking lot pathways. In retrospect, a day at the HomeGoods store was preferable to an afternoon with the Bears. To mark the opening, Massachusetts-based HomeGoods donated $5,000 to the Crisis Center for South Suburbia shelter. Looking …
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Every Thursday, we’ll offer you five picks of quality to be found in town.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
Sometimes, the mall just doesn't have what shoppers need. It might take a special shop to send buyers home happy. This week, Patch features five local merchants that fit into a specialty niche. If you missed last week's picks, check out five non-profits making a difference. The Scene: Fans of vintage items might have trouble tracking down items to suit their tastes. Beacon Hill has a multi-room collection of vintage and antique items, including glassware, jewelry, books, housewares, toys and dolls. It's also a drop-off spot for also a drop-off location for Mary Lou's Crystal Repair, which mends glass, china and porcelain and Kay Shelander Appraisals, Antiques, & Estate Sales. The shop also belongs to the Old Orland Antique Shops Group. …