It was just a year ago that popular eatery Franconello’s Italian Restaurant burned down at 10222 S. Western Ave. in Beverly.
Workers have been busy in recent weeks rebuilding the restaurant. Calls to the owner have not been returned, but this message was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page on July 29: “We are in there and working. All city permits are in order, finally. Thanks for your patience!”
New Vitamin Store
A Vitamin Shoppe is scheduled to open on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2501 W. 95th St. on the site of the former Theodore’s restaurant.
The store will be about 3,500 square feet and is one of three new Vitamin Shoppes to open in Illinois this month.
Hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For information, call 708-229-0370 or visit the company online at the Vitamin Shoppe.
Chocolate and Shopping Show This Weekend
Chicago Ridge Mall is hosting the Chocolate and Shopping Show on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. both days. There will be free chocolate, door prizes and swag bags available to shoppers.
American Jewelry Open in Oak Lawn
A costume jewelry store that also buys gold, silver and coins opened earlier this year at 4741 W. 103rd St. in Oak Lawn. The store also sells scarves, pashminas, watches and sun glasses. For information, call 708-442-7270 or visit the store online at American Jewelry.
Moraine Valley to Host Job Fair
A free job and internship fair for students, alumni and community members will take place from 2-5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27, at Moraine Valley Community College, Building M, Business and Conference Center, 9000 W. College Parkway, Palos Hills. For information, call 708-974-5313. Professional dress and resumes are required for admission.
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