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Business Comings & Goings: Peppo’s Dili-Deli Opening New Location in Tinley

The well-known Palos Hills sub shop is branching out.

Peppo’s Dili-Deli, a popular sub shop since 1976 in Palos Hills, is coming to 6905 W. 159th St. in Tinley Park.

“We’re hoping to be open in early October,” said Robert Peplowski, 28, a partner in the business and the son of its founder, Jim Peplowski. Both men live in New Lenox.

“We’ll have the same menu as the Palos Hills location,” said Peplowski, who added that the sub shop might have additional expansion plans in mind.

“If it works out in Tinley, we’ll open more,” he said. “We’ll continue to move south.”

The Tinley location will employ about 10 people, Peplowski said. “We’re now taking applications online.”

For information, call 708-237-1755 or visit online at Peppo’s Dili-Deli or check out the sub shop's Facebook page.

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Red Mango Eyes October Opening

Red Mango, a smoothie and frozen yogurt shop, reported on its Facebook page that it expects to open at 31 Orland Square Dr., in Orland Park the first week of October.

The Texas-based chain had hoped to be open in Orland by mid-August.

Owners Trisha and Jeff Fendt said they are now taking job applications online. The Orland store will be their fourth in the Chicago area and the chain’s first in the Southland.

Whole Foods To Open Nov. 2

In case you missed it, Whole Foods Market announced last week that its new store at 15260 S. LaGrange Road in Orland Park will be opening on Friday, Nov. 2.

The store is one of eight the company is opening this year. It will be the chain’s 18th store in the Chicago market and the first in the Southland.

The store will open with a week of special events and sales.

Dave & Buster’s Opens on Saturday

Dave & Buster’s adult arcade and sports bar will hold its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at 39 Orland Square Dr., next door to Toys R Us. The company says it is still hiring, and candidates can apply online.

King Wok Open in Tinley

A Chinese restaurant that has closed, opened, then closed again is now open again at 16651 S. 80th Ave., under the new name of King Wok. Its phone number is 708-532-3388.

Citgo Station Closed

A Citgo gas station at 17400 S. Wolf Road in Orland Park closed recently. The station was a longtime Clark station before converting to Citgo.

Tilted Kilt Update

Plans for a Tilted Kilt pub in the former Fat Ricky’s will probably start moving forward now that Orland Park trustees have approved a landscape plan for the building at 16255 S. LaGrange Road. Trustees approved the site plan in April.

Grand Opening for BMW

BMW of Orland Park, which opened in its new 63,000-square-foot location over the summer, will hold its official grand opening at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.

Tinley to Host Small Business Conference

The Illinois Chamber Small Business Conference is coming to the Tinley Park Convention Center on Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information, call Laurie Silvey at 217-522-5512 or email her at lsilvey@ilchamber.org.

Downtown Tinley Has Own Website

Downtown Tinley Park, which earlier this year replaced the Oak Park Avenue Main Street Association, has a new website that features a comprehensive look at everything Oak Park Avenue has to offer including dining, services and the plethora of events held in the area all year long. You can sign up for newsletters, join their Facebook page and register to get Twitter updates.

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.

By Bob Bong

TOUGH ON THE INSIDE September 17, 2012 at 05:48 PM
Wow great news for Orland/ Tinley, too bad I live in Palos Heights!!! Anyone in our local gov care to explain why we continue to miss out on businesses in this town?
m crowhurst October 19, 2012 at 07:52 PM
I dont know but downtown palos looks terrible.starbucks plaza area looks bad.

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