Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Oak Forest police report, May 10.
A 24-year-old New Lenox woman fell victim to a telephone scam, according to a report. The victim received a call from a number with a 630 area code where the caller claimed to be from "Commonwealth Edison." The call was intended for her parents' workplace in Oak Forest and redirected to her cell phone. She told police her parents don’t speak English well and that's the reason she took the call. The scammer said the business’ electricity would be shut off within an hour if a past due payment wasn’t transferred, according to the report. She was told to send the payment through MoneyPak. While transferring the money, the victim realized it was a scam and unsuccessfully tried to stop the $300 transaction. Police called the number and a male …
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The building at 5141 W. 159th Street currently stands empty, but it could be the future home of any number of businesses. Patch puts it to our readers: What Should Go here?
The 159th Street corridor is lined with businesses that are home to many consumer options. From grocery stores, gas stations, banks and restaurants line both sides of the street, but there are also several empty storefronts. One such location is the building at 5141 W. 159th Street, which features a parking lot, signage along 159th Street and more. The location is listed as a retail store, which means it could be the future home of a grocery store, a gift shop or something else entirely. Patch wants to know: What do you think should go here? For more information about this location, call 708-229-8599.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The office space at 15512 Cicero Avenue features several financial services agencies, as well as several vacant offices. Patch wants to know, what should go here?
Office space along Cicero Avenue in Oak Forest offers many advantages to businesses that take up residence in the space. One such space, at 15512 Cicero Avenue, features ample parking for customers, heavy traffic exposure along Cicero Avenue and space for a business to expand if necessary. The location, an office building, also features ample parking for customers and is home to several other offices as well, including several financial agencies. Patch wants to know, what should go here? Would another financial services business be a good idea, a lawyer's office or some other type of public service office? For rental information about this location, call (708) 280-0448.
Monday, March 4, 2013
The Oak Forest Commons is a prime location, where businesses could thrive. But, there are several open spots, waiting for businesses to step in to the space. Today, Patch looks at one of those spaces.
The Oak Forest Commons shopping center is anchored by Food 4 Less, along with several other smaller stores and takeout restaurants, but it also has several vacant storefronts. Some of the vacant spaces used to be home to businesses, such as Hollywood Video, while others have never had a business call it home. On the east side of the shopping center, the business space at 5488 S. 159th Street, features 1,600 square feet of space and could be a great spot for a local small business. With ample parking, heavy traffic flow on 159th Street and access to the interstate just minutes away, the location is primed to help a business succeede. So, Patch wants to know, What Should Go Here? Let us know in the comments below. For more information about …
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Each day leading up to the Fleadh, Patch will feature a business participating in the Fleadh's Pub and Restaurant Open House Saturday, March 9.
The 4th annual Oak Forest Fleadh is just 6 days away (that's March 9), and Patch wants to make sure you're ready for all the happenings throughout the day. The latter half of the day features a bar and restaurant open house that kicks off at 5 p.m. and runs until the early morning hours. Nine Oak Forest watering holes will participate in the open house, and Patch will spotlight one each day until the big day. Today, Patch features Cindy's Pub. What time does the party start? Doors open at 11 a.m. for a full day of fun with food and drink specials all day. What's going on? Free food and cheap drinks will fix any customer's Irish jones throughout the day. What's it going to cost me? If you're looking to sip on a cold one, Miller products …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Oak Forest Police cited only one of 22 stores in the city for selling cigarettes to minors during a Feb. 20, 'Kids Can't Buy Them Here,' compliance check.
Oak Forest gas stations, liquor stores and convenience stores were put to the test by Oak Forest police Feb. 20, and most passed with flying colors. During the evening hours of Feb. 20, police conducted the second round of their 'Kids Can't Buy Them Here,' campaign. The test included 22 stores in the city, with only one location cited for selling to a minor. The lone business to be cited for selling to minors was 7/11, 4901 W. 167th Street. Fines for selling tobacco to minors can range from $200 to $500, according to a press release from the police department. Stores in compliance included: Jewel Express, Circle K, Osco Drug Store, Eddy’s Liquor & Tobacco, Shell Gas Station—159th St., Convenient Food Mart, 7-11—Central Ave., Foremost …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Located between 159th Street and 167th Street, this business location sees plenty of traffic and could be a great location for a future business. Patch wants to know, what should go here?
Located across the street from the Oak Forest Hospital of Cook County, the strip mall at 16150 Cicero Avenue has all the makings of a great business spot. With heavy consumer traffic flowing past the business, ample parking in front and successful businesses neighboring the location, the end cap location of the strip mall has a lot to offer business owners. The space could be a solid location for a small, family restaurant, a retail clothing space or even a small convince store. Patch wants to: What should go here? Want the latest Oak Forest news delivered to your inbox daily? It's free to join!
Monday, February 11, 2013
The strip mall at 15337 Cicero Avenue has several vacant spaces. Today, Patch highlights one of them and asks: What Should Go Here?
Businesses looking for a spot in the Oak Forest marketplace have numerious options of locations to open their doors. From spots along 159th Street to storefronts on busy Cicero Avenue and several places in between, Oak Forest is ready to welcome businesses with open arms. One such storefront is located at 15337-G Cicero Avenue, with easy access to the busy roadway and ample parking for customers. The location also features 500 square feet of retail space, perfect for an office space or small retail area. Rent for the location is $15.30-per-square-foot, per year, according to the building's listing. Rent includes signage on the building and the strip mall’s signage on Cicero Avenue. Utilities are not included in the rent. Want Oak Forest …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Located in the Oak Creek Plaza, the storefront at 15524-B is a small spot a local business could nestle into. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here?
The Oak Creek Plaza on Cicero Avenue is a smaller business area that features Just Threading and Priceless Grooming Lounge Barber Shop, but it also has space for another business to move on in. The open space, located at 15524-B Cicero Avenue, could be the home of a small shop. Perhaps a mom-and-pop sporting goods store, a takeout restaurant or a boutique of some sort. With high visibility along busy Cicero Avenue and plenty of parking, the location could be perfect for the right type of business. The location also features 900 square feet of floor space and can be rented or leased. Rent is listed at $1,200 per month, according to a listing from R.M. Post Realtors. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? For more information about the …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Located along busy Cicero Avenue, the vacant lot at the corner of Cicero and 155th Street is up for sale or lease. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here?
Business spaces throughout Oak Forest are open for rent, lease or purchase—ready-made structures waiting to be filled. However, at the corner of Cicero Avenue and 155th Street sits an empty lot, with nothing but potential waiting to be seized. The lot could be the home of a future small business, a national retailer or gas station. The lot is up for lease or sale by the Mid-American Real Estate Corporation. Patch wants to know: What Should Go Here? Sound off in the comments below. Parties interested in the lot can contract Mid-American Real Estate at (630) 954-7376 or (630) 954-7358.