Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Another Harlem Avenue spot ready for a tenant.
What would you like to see go in this spot on Harlem Avenue? It's located directly across from the new Lucano's Pizza and is just a stone's throw from Jewel. Join the conversation. Friend Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the daily email newsletter!
Monday, October 22, 2012
This former Italian joint sits on a prime piece of Harlem Avenue real estate. Do you want another restaurant to move in? Or would you rather see some new kind of business?
Before things to a turn for the worse, Sperone's was part of a spate of new businesses that popped up between 122nd and 124th streets on Harlem in 2010 and 2011, including Papa's Fresh Foods and Chalet Florist. That same area also has struggled to keep other tenants, such as Baumann's Bakery, which was featured on a previous installment of "What Should Go Here?" Sperone's an American and traditional Italian restaurant, opened in May 2010 along Harlem Avenue. While it was still around, Sperone's featured live music and DJ's weekly in its restaurant area and bar. It closed in July. The empty building, which features an outdoor seating area around back, is looking for a new tenant. Keep up on the latest! Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign…
Monday, October 1, 2012
This once was the spot for an apparel and accessories store.
Businesses sometimes come and go. That's how the market works but attracting new businesses to move is a top priority for any community. With that in mind, Palos Patch wants to turn to our mindful readers and ask them their opinion. Mona & Co. was an apparel and accessories store located at 12240 S. Harlem Ave. in Palos Heights. It's doors are closed and the store has emptied. But this brings an opportunity for an entrepreneur to take up shop. It's a location that sees a great deal of traffic and is in the heart of a prominent Palos Heights business corridor. Patch readers, it's time to sound off! Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Want more business news?
Monday, September 24, 2012
Natalie's Gifts on College Drive housed figurines for more than 20 years before closing down.
The former gift shop on College Avenue, directly behind the Starbucks location, now sits empty. Until recently, it was the site of Natalie's Gift Shop. The small business was run by Natalie Grens of Orland Park. She closed shop for the last time in August after liquidating her remaining inventory with a going-out-of-business sale. Palos Patch featured Natalie's Gifts in a local business article in 2011, too. Natalie's Gifts is located at 7206 W. College Drive in Palos Heights' Tiffany Square Shopping Center. Join the conversation. Like Palos Patch on Facebook and sign up for the breaking news alerts! Read more business news.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
What would you like to see fill this empty building on Harlem Avenue?
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Monday, August 13, 2012
The Palos Heights bakery closed June 30 after more than 25 years in business.
Baumann's Bakery closed in June. The family owned business had operated for in Palos Heights for nearly 30 years. The business now sits empty at 12248 S. Harlem Ave. Last year, the Baumann's had reached out to the community, after serving it for so many years, to help with medical issues. Co-owner Ray Baumann suffered from a genetic liver disorder and had undergone a liver transplant in March 2010 but his insurance provided little help. On top of that, co-owner Cathy Baumann suffers from diabetes. In May of this year, a car driven by an elderly woman crashed through the large front glass window of the bakery. "The bakery is a drive-thru for the day," Cathy Baumann joked shortly after the crash. The prime location neighbors a number of …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
There is a big gaping vacancy at the former Ben Franklin store at 120th Street and Harlem Avenue. Tell us what you would like to see move in.
One of the most glaring vacancies in the Olde Palos Shopping District along Harlem Avenue is the former Ben Franklin store. I have often been asked about what might be moving in to that space. Now is your chance to tell us what you would like to see in that spot. TELL US in the comments what type of business you'd like to see occupy the 17,000-square-foot retail space at 123rd Street and Harlem Avenue? The space has been vacant for several years now and the aging exterior is a bit of a blight along the busy shopping district. The property is priced at $599,000 and includes parking in front and behind the building. ReMax Real Estate has the listing. Would you like to see the trend continue and have a new restaurant occupy the space? A …