Monday, April 15, 2013
Finished filing your taxes? Then treat yourself to these free deals Monday.
Did you just shell out a sum of money to the IRS that you'd rather not think about? If so, check out these freebies that some businesses around the south suburbs are offering on Monday, April 15, Tax Day 2013. Maybe that will take some of the sting out of your bank account. Arby's (Tinley Park): Free curly fries or potato cakes. Click here for coupon. AMC Theaters (Showplace 14 in New Lenox): Get a free small popcorn. Click here for coupon. Chili’s: Free appetizer or dessert with the purchase of an adult entrée. This deal runs through April 20. Click here for coupon. Office Depot (Orland Park): Shred up to 5 pounds of paper for free through May 1 (Click here for coupon). You also can print off a coupon for a free black-and-white copy of …
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tinley Park Village Board members are expected to approve a large property tax break for Golden Corral, according to Sun-Times reports. The break would drop property taxes from $213,000 to just $92,396 annually, over the next 10 years.
One of the leading cafeteria-style restaurants in the nation is poised to move into Tinley Park, due in part to a large tax break from the Village, according to Sun-Times Media reports. On Jan. 23, the Tinley Park finance committee approved a tax break for Golden Corral, 6803 W. 159th Street. The break would drop the property taxes over the next 10 years from $213,000 to just $92,396 annually. Golden Corral developer Bhavin Patel told reporters that without the tax break, he and his partners would not be able to build the 11,000-square-foot building to house the restaurant. Golden Corral is expected to bring between 100 to 120 full- and parttime jobs to the village, according to the report. The village board is expected to vote on the tax …
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
As part of Patch's countdown to Small Business Saturday, check out—and follow—some of the local businesses that frequently update their statuses with news and sales alerts. Plus, add your own suggestions.
It's Thanksgiving week, and Oak Forest Patch will be preparing you for the holiday, as well as the shopping season that follows it (or in some cases, during it). Here are some of the things readers can expect to see in the next few days to help them navigate this busy week in Oak Forest a little more easily: We start things off by spotlighting some of Oak Forest's small and independently owned businesses that do a great job of keeping their customers informed about what's going on at their shops and restaurants. YOUR TURN: Know a really great Facebook page we missed? Add your favorites in the comments section and we'll update our list with your suggestions. Ways You Can Use Oak Forest Patch to Help Your Business: Two Ways to Stay …
Thursday, May 17, 2012
John Mantas won't give up the secret to his pancakes. Readers selected his pancakes as their favorite in Oak Forest.
For John Mantas, running a restaurant is a family tradition. "I went to school and then I got kind of pushed into because of the family, working after school. And then I got to liking it," Mantas said. Mantas, a Palos Park resident, bought the building that now houses the Kingsberry Waffle and Pancake House in 1997 and opened his first restaurant, a steak house, the next year. By 2001, he opened what would be the first Kingsberry location in Oak Forest. He also owns a second location in Flossmoor. Oak Forest has its fair share of breakfast joints. So what sets Mantas' pancakes apart? "I can’t give you the secret. We do it a little bit different than everyone else does," Mantas said. He credits good ingredients and well-trained cooks. …
Friday, March 2, 2012
With a new Metra station coming to Oak Forest, what about the area surrounding it? PNC Bank is set to close in April. What should go there?
When former Mayor JoAnn Kelly pitched the Gateway Project in early 2007, she contended it would bring 50,000 square feet of new retail and restaurant space, along with 80 residential units to Oak Forest. Officials hoped the project at the northwest corner of 159th Street and Cicero would provide the community with a transit-oriented development at the Metra commuter rail line. Kelly said it could greatly enhance the city's tax base, and attract additional businesses to Cicero Avenue. Five years later, a CVS and a PNC Bank occupy some of the Gateway space. But PNC recently announced it will close in April, transferring customers to its Tinley Park branch. The Metra station will be replaced with a new one, with construction beginning in …
Friday, January 27, 2012
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Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Have a favorite business in town? Or one you're not as fond of? Join the discussion on Patch and leave a review in our business directory.
When a new family moves into your neighborhood and they ask for your recommendations for stores, take-out places or professional services, what do you say? Because Patch has an extensive directory of businesses, we want all of our readers to benefit from your experience the way your neighbors do. What are your go-to places for dinner on those nights when you don't want to cook? Who do you call when a raccoon has made your chimney home? Share your knowledge with other readers by leaving reviews on businesses in our directory. Every week, we'll focus on a different product or service. Today we start with veterinarians. Visit Patch Places to learn about local veterinarians and contribute your reviews. Which local doc has taken great care of …