Comings & Goings: Great Escape Opens Superstore in Orland Park

Bridge Teen Center celebrates second anniversary with community open house on Saturday, May 19.

Home leisure retailer  has opened its first superstore in the former Linens-n-Things at 15854 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park.

“It’s a soft opening because we’re not 100 percent complete,” said store manager Jason Swinson. “We’ll have our grand opening in a couple of weeks, but we wanted to be open in time for Mother’s Day.”

Swinson said the new store also is home to  boutique, which moved from its former location at 14934 S. LaGrange Road. Swinson said The Great Escape acquired the fitness chain last year and is integrating those stores into its Great Escape locations.

Also new to the Orland store, Swinson said, is a concept section for Jacuzzi spas.

Swinson said the store also has cutting edge technology for backyard planning.

“We have a Tropitone Design Center that uses a computer to design a backyard layout based on your particulars,” he said. “It plans everything down to the fabric and colors.”

In addition, the store has a huge selection of grills, pools and patio sets, he said.

“We have 150 patio sets on display,” Swinson said. “A regular store might have 40 sets on display. We also have three pools on display.”

The Great Escape store at 7787 W. 159th St. in will remain open as a closeout store and pool chemical store, Swinson said.

For information, call 708-403-2160 or visit The Great Escape or Chicago Home Fitness.

Bachrach Opens 2nd Orland Store

likes Orland Park so much the chain has opened a second store in the village at 14205 S. LaGrange Road in the Orland Crossing shopping center. The California-based retailer also has a store inside , which will remain open.

The retailer—which got its start in 1877 in downstate Decatur—is holding an open house for the community starting with a ribbon cutting at noon Wednesday, May 16.

Associate Linnea Carizeau said the store will have buy one, get one free deals, entertainment and refreshments as well as a raffle for a new suit.

The new store opened a few weeks ago and is the retailer’s fourth in Illinois. At 5,000 square feet, it’s bigger than the mall location.

“We’ll carry a bigger selection and newer items,” Carizeau said.

Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For information, call 708-403-5756.

Law Office Opens in Tinley

The Law Office of Krydnski & Frigo, 18311 N. Creek Drive, Suite G, Tinley Park, will host an open house and ribbon cutting for the Tinley Park and Orland Park chambers of commerce at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15. The ribbon cutting will take place at 5 p.m. Let's Do Lunch will provide refreshments.

Young Professionals Meet Up

Younger members of the will hold a Young Professionals Meet-up at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 17, at , 16156 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park. Attendees will cover the cost of their food and drink.

RoccoVino’s Grand Opening

, will hold its ribbon cutting and grand opening at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, May 22, at its For information, call the Orland Park Chamber at 708-349-2972.

Mrs. Fields Taste Test

is holding a cookie taste test this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon at its store inside Orland Square Mall. For information, call 708-364-0123.

Orland Township Job Fair

is hosting a free job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at the township activity center, 14807 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park.

Companies scheduled to attend include Western and Southern Financial Group, Home Instead Senior Care, Palos Community Hospital, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors, Bridgestone Retail Operations, , Avon, Cintas, Bath & Body Works, Chiro One Wellness Centers, Corn Products International, Plastipak Packaging, Governors State University, Prudential Insurance, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Pace Suburban Bus Company, Express, Primerica, All State Insurance, Rodan and Field Dermotologists and Farmers Insurance Group.

Business attire is required and attendants should bring updated resumes.

For information, visit www.orlandtwp.org. Employers interested in participating may call 708-403-4222.

Bridge Teen Center Open House

, 15555 S. 71st Court in Orland Park, will host a Community Open House on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to celebrate its second anniversary.

The event is open to the public and is designed to raise awareness of the importance of afterschool programs in the community.  Free food from Famous Dave's, free gelato from Nonna's, live music from student band Sugar Rush, a student-led cupcake culinary demo, facility tours, and a preview of summer programs will be available throughout the day.

For information, call 708-532-0500 or visit the Bridge Teen Center's website.

Susie’s Holding Sidewalk Sale

, 9959 W. 143rd St., will be holding a sidewalk sale on Saturday, May 19, and Sunday, May 20, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For information, call 708-269-0578 or visit Susie’s Trunk Show.

If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to an old favorite, drop me a line at bob@chicago-patch.com.

You can also catch up on Comings & Goings in other parts of the Southland at www.southlandbusinessnews.blogspot.com.


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