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Business Comings & Goings: Tenth Planet 'Beamed Up' in New Digs

Rusty Nail owner opens new place in Palos Hills, cupcake kiosk debuts at Chicago Ridge Mall, Mangoe Pizza opens in Alsip, entrepreneur conference coming to Tinley Park and more local business news.

The Tenth Planet comic book store moved Feb. 1 into new digs at 9736 Southwest Highway in Oak Lawn.

“We moved for economic reasons,” said co-owner Paul Figura. “The space is a little smaller but the rent is better.”

Figura said that despite the move to smaller quarters, he and his partner, Dan Matteson, would like to open a couple of more stores.

“They’d have to be in areas that don’t already have a comic book store,” he said. “People in this business tend to be very territorial.”

Fugura and Matteson each oversee a different part of the business, which was founded in Oak Lawn in 1990 and that they have owned since 2006.

“I take care of the comics while Dan oversees the games part of the business,” Figura said.

The store has two employees and sells comic books, paperbacks, graphic novels, magazines, T-shirts and games.

Figura said the new store is about 1,100 square feet.

The shop is open from noon to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

For information, call 708-636-0806 or visit its Facebook page.

Rusty Nail owner adds Philly T’s

The Chrysanthou family has spread its wings after years of success at the Rusty Nail Lounge in Oak Lawn and will hold a grand opening at 6 p.m. Friday for the family’s latest venture, Philly T’s at 9750 S. Roberts Road in Palos Hills in the former Village Pub.

“The owners decided to name it Philly T’s because that’s what it was originally and that’s what people still call it,” said manager Susan DeLorenzo. “It’s the same as people still calling Sears Tower Sears Tower even though it has a new name.”

The pub opened in mid-January for a shakedown cruise, said DeLorenzo.

“We have a short, pub grub menu,” said DeLorenzo. “We’re really known for our wings.”

The place is open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. and serves lunch and dinner and offers nightly karaoke.

“Karaoke starts at 10 p.m. during the week and at 9 p.m. on weekends,” said DeLorenzo.

“The owner, Louie Chrysanthou, is here every day,” she said.

For information, visit Philly T’s or check out its Facebook page.

Complete Car Care opens in Mt. Greenwood

A new auto service company called Complete Car Care opened recently at 3424 W. 111th St. in the Mount Greenwood community.

The family-owned business specializes in brakes, exhaust, tune-ups, oil changes, fuel injection, emission tests, tires and wheel alignments.

For information, call 773-429-1100.

Casual Male gone, Sherwin Williams reopens

The Casual Male XL store at 2627 W. 95th St. is gone now that the building was torn down after its roof collapsed last month. Its employees have been transferred to other stores.

The neighboring Sherwin Williams paint store was closed for three weeks after the collapse, but has since reopened.

Buttercup Cupcakes opens in mall

A kiosk business called Buttercup Cupcakes opened recently at Chicago Ridge Mall.

Owner Neveen Daineh specializes in cupcakes for parties and weddings.

For information, call 708-296-1460 or visit Buttercup Cupcakes.

Mangoe’s Pizza opens

Mangoe’s Pizza opened recently at 5043 W. 111th St. in Alsip. For information, call 708-422-2880 or visit its Facebook page.

Everything Entrepreneur Conference coming

The Everything Entrepreneur Conference is coming to the Tinley Park Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21.

The business-to-business show is sponsored by Wintrust Community Banks and features a breakfast keynote address by Seth Braun, who will discuss “Indestructible Success,” and a lunch keynote by Kim Hodous, who will talk about building a successful building from your kitchen table.

For information, call 708-614-9766 or visit Everything Entrepreneur Conference.

If you see a new business in town or wonder what happened to an old favorite, drop me a line at bobbong@hotmail.com.

You can also catch up on Comings & Goings in other parts of the Southland at www.southlandbusinessnews.blogspot.com.

George February 14, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Good Luck to you Complete Car Care. Always good to see new businesses opening up!!
Southside Supporter February 19, 2013 at 08:53 PM
Deals (1/2 a step up from a Dollar Store) coming to Evergreen Park interior build-out of a 10,974-square-foot retail store 3401 West 95th Street, Evergreen Park, IL 60805, USA Cook.

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