Oak Forest Welcomes 22 New Businesses in 2012
22 businesses opened up shop in the city during 2012, some with new locations or different owners.
From barbershops to loan shops and pizzerias, 22 new businesses moved into the city during 2012.
Some were brand new to Oak Forest; others were older businesses with newer locations. The businesses include:
- Vita Noblesse, 6006 W. 159th Street
- JCL Home Health Care, 15300 S. Cicero Avenue
- Midwest Title Loan, 6154 W. 159th Street
- Edible Arrangements, 5447 W. 159th Street
- Patti G's Hair Salon, 15126 S. Cicero Avenue (new location)
- Stop 'N' Go, 5214 W. 157th Street (new owner)
- Elegant Chair & Linens, 15349 S. 70th Court
- Tranquility Hair Studio, 15101 S. Cicero Avenue
- Kingsworld, 15111 S. Cicero Avenue
- La Isla Ice Cream, 5233 W. 159th Street
- Priceless Grooming, 15224 S. Cicero Avenue (new location)
- P Chaser Investments, 15020 S. Cicero Avenue
- Play-n-Trade, 4142W. 167th Street
- Tamarind Court, 6048 W. 159th Street
- Kurts Ambulance, 15325 S. 70th Court
- Native Rituals, 15105 S. Cicero Avenue (new location)
- Boost Mobile, 4142 W. 167th Street
- Always A New Treasure, 6000 W. 159th Street
- Just Turkey, 4142 W. 167th Street
- Midwest Hair Removal, 15540 S. Cicero Avenue (new location)
- Papa John's Pizza, 5500 W, 159th Street
The new additions won't be the last, if a recent partnership with a developer is successful. The city will work with MidAm Development Properties to seek out major retailers for a potential retail development in the 5400 block of 159th Street, and as the city continues trying to find businesses to fill the vacancies at the former Community Motors location, also on 159th Street.
One business the city won't be seeing is another liquor store. Last week, owners of Stop 'N' Go store applied for a new liquor license and a special use permit, both of which were denied. The proprietors sought to switch from convenience store to liquor-only. Before that, came the approval of the new teen dance club, Oxygen Teen Nite Club, and the recent closing of the NAPA Auto Parts store on 159th Street.