Two new restaurants have opened this summer in Chicago Heights, officials with the cityâ€™s Economic Development Corp. announced.
Zickyâ€™s Philly Steak and Lemonade was the latest new eatery when it opened late in July at 306 Ashland Ave. near the Egg and I restaurant.
Zickyâ€™s opened July 31. The restaurant features sandwiches including philly steak, chicken, burgers, gyros, polish and hot dogs.
Hours are Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Information is at 708-964-2947.
Earlier in the summer, Chicago Pit Stop BBQ opened at 402 W. Lincoln Highway. It was the fourth location for the chain, which is based in Riverdale.
Owners are Josette and Tawana Williams.
Its menu includes pork ribs, tips and links, chicken, turkey, seafood and sides. There are lunch specials and it also offers catering.
Hours are from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday and from 11 a.m. to midnight Thursday to Saturday.
Information is at 708-754-5010.
Walmart announced last week the grand reopening of its supercenter in Orland Hills.
The store at 9265 W. 159th St. in Orland Hills held a ribbon cutting Aug. 10 at the store, which underwent a substantial remodeling. It was one of 16 stores in Illinois the retailer was remodeling this year.
The work included a new online order pick-up area, electronics department with interactive displays, updated fitting rooms, a new tool department and wider aisles and lower fixtures.
“We’re always looking for ways to make our customers’ lives easier,” Orland Hills store manager Jonathan Bradley said in a news release. “We’re excited for everyone to come see how our new and improved shopping experience will give time back to our customers.”
As part of the celebration, the Orland Hills store presented donations to eight local organizations: Teen Bridge Center, Orland Hills Police Department, Foundation for Education School District 135, Disabled Patriot Fund, Orland Park Baseball, South Suburban Special Recreation Association, Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization and Gigi’s Playhouse.
Walmart had announced in April it expected to spend an estimated $56 million in Illinois over the next year through the remodeling of 16 stores, as well as the rollout of several in-store and online innovations.
Palos Health South Campus unveiled its newly expanded facility last week in Orland Park.
The 83,000-square-foot expansion at 15600 West Ave. was part of a partnership between Palos Health and Loyola Medicine.
The new facility was opened Aug. 11.
The facility will offer imaging and laboratory technology, comprehensive cancer care, outpatient surgery and outpatient clinics aimed at bringing nationally ranked academic care closer to home for residents of the southwest suburbs.
A facility features a radiation therapy system called Viewray MRIdian that’s guided in real time by MRI imaging and targets tumors with millimeter precision. Loyola and Palos are the first in Illinois â€“ and only the 10th worldwide â€“ to offer this technology.
Construction for the new building on the southeast corner of the campus began in September 2016. It features Loyola’s 25,000-square foot specialty and primary care clinic on the first floor, with 47 exam rooms, two procedure rooms, an X-ray suite and spaces for hearing testing, blood draws and other services. More than 40 Loyola physicians will treat patients in more than 16 specialties.
Palos Health has served the community for 45 years and over 35 years at its current location in Orland Park.
The expansion of the South Campus endeavors to ensure quality medical care in an accessible state-of-the art ambulatory facility to area residents, Terrence Mosian, president and CEO, Palos Health, said in a news release.
“We strongly believe that the future in health care delivery is to render care in advanced outpatient settings where more than 90 percent of health care needs can be efficiently addressed,” Mosian added. â€śIn recent years, we have expanded services available at our South Campus through the growth of Palos Medical Group, the addition of Palos Imaging and Diagnostics, as well as other services traditionally offered in a hospital setting.”
Palos Health is a fully integrated, community-based healthcare system consisting of Palos Hospital, Palos Medical Group, Palos South Campus in Orland Park, Palos Home Care and Hospice and Chicago Health Colleagues, a clinically integrated physician network.
Opening this fall on the second floor will be a 17,000-square-foot outpatient surgery center featuring four operating suites and 15 pre-op and post-op bays. The 13,000-square foot radiation oncology center also features a Varian TrueBeam linear accelerator and a Philips Brilliance Big Bore CT scanner, as well as its own lower level entrance and 20 dedicated, covered parking spots for radiation oncology patients.
Palos Health’s Imaging and Lab are being renovated as part of this project, and the facility also has a conference center with two conference rooms and seating for 100. Other features of the expansion include a rooftop garden and photography displays of Loyola’s main campus in Maywood, the grounds of Palos Hospital and the nearby nature areas.
Bookieâ€™s, which has been buying and selling books since 1989 on Chicagoâ€™s Southwest Side, announced last week plans to open its second location, in Homewood, no later than Sept. 1.
Bookie’s opened as The Bookie’s Paperbacks and More in 1989.
A longtime employee took it over in 2006 and the store began stocking books from every genre.
In 2015, former high school English teacher Keith Lewis took over the store. On July 1, 2017, he moved into a new double storefront, almost tripling its square footage, right around the corner from its previous location.
Next up will be a second location at 2015 Ridge Road. That 2,300-square-foot location will be next door to Le Salon and The Village Door in downtown Homewood.
Because of the impending opening, Bookieâ€™s has temporarily suspended taking trade-ins at the store at 10324 S. Western Ave. in Chicagoâ€™s Beverly community. Trade-ins will be accepted again on Sept. 1.
Information is at 773-239-1110.
McDonaldâ€™s restaurants in Lyons and Palos Hills have celebrated their grand reopenings after remodeling projects.
The Palos Hills location at 11050 Southwest Highway reopened last month and new features include an electronic ordering kiosk.
The Lyons location also opened in July at 7850 Ogden Ave. It features a new lobby and playplace for younger customers.
Bob Bong is a freelancer for the Daily Southtown.