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Business Comings & Goings: Fringe Boutique Thrives in Downtown Frankfort

Fuller's Car Wash is expanding and remodeling the car wash and adjoining oil change facility on LaGrange Road in Mokena.

Fringe Boutique owner Tracy Inwood says business has never been better than since she moved the women’s clothing and accessories store over the summer from its original home on La Grange Road to downtown Frankfort.

“The atmosphere downtown is great,” she said. “Everything is going a lot better. The walk-ins are great. I didn’t get a lot of walk-ins at the other location.”

Inwood moved from The Vineyards shopping center over the Fourth of July holiday and opened The Fringe in its next location at 27 Ash St. on July 5.

Inwood also likes the activities downtown Frankfort offers.

“I was one of the stops on Sunday’s Wined-Ing Through Historic Frankfort,” she said. “We had a wine tasting.”

Inwood acquired the boutique from its original owner more than three years ago when she was talking about closing the business.

Store hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday. The shop is closed on Mondays.

For information, call 815-469-0607 or visit The Fringe on Facebook.

Schilling Now Hiring

Schilling Design Center and Lumber Yard at 9900 W. 191st St. in Mokena is hiring drivers, sales expeditors, warehouse workers and yard associates as it prepares a major expansion of the yard. For information and an online application, visit them online at Schilling Lumber in Mokena.

Brookside Marketplace Expansion

DDR Corp., which purchased Brookside Marketplace at 191st Street and Harlem Avenue in Tinley Park earlier this year, has proposed adding a 23,344-square-foot free-standing building for an unnamed nationally known retailer.

The development would be built between the Best Buy parking lot and a small strip of stores to the south.

It would be the first new development by DDR and the first for the shopping center since an expansion last year opened up space for Old Navy, Home Goods and Five Below.

Gold and More Closed

Gold and More, a resale shop that specialized in buying gold and silver, closed recently at 7220 W. Benton Drive in Frankfort. The store opened in November 2010.

Big Tuna Now Woow

Big Tuna Sushi restaurants in Orland Park and Frankfort recently changed their name to Woow Japanese restaurants. The change was made by owner Chang Wu to reflect his family’s name. The menu and hours remain the same. Wu also recently opened a third Woow restaurant location in La Grange.

Fuller’s Car Wash Remodeling

Fuller’s Car Wash at 19510 S. La Grange in Mokena is closed temporarily but the adjacent Fuller's FastLube oil change business remains open while work is under way on a major remodeling of the car wash and grounds. The company is keeping customers updated on its Facebook page.

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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 and www.southlandsavvy.com.

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