Evansville-based Shoe Carnival has opened its 24th Chicago area store at Lake View Plaza at 159th Street and LaGrange Road in Orland Park.
"We are excited to open a new Shoe Carnival location in the Orland Park area," Todd Beurman, senior vice president of marketing, said in a release. "Shoe Carnival is known for our one-of-a kind shopping experience, unbelievable product assortment and unique atmosphere, which creates a customer-focused way to shop for shoes. At Shoe Carnival, our customers will not only be treated to great value on name-brand footwear and accessories for the entire family, they'll also get a fun and exciting shopping experience."
Shoe Carnival stores typically carry such brands such as Nike, Asics, Converse, Keds, Reebok and Sketchers.
Store hours are 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday. For information, call the store at 708-403-1154.
Shoe Carnival is one of several new stores that have opened or plan to open at Lake View Plaza this summer. Stores now open include Boombah, CPR Cell Phone Repair, Miracle Ear, Games Workshop and Novak & Parker Home Appliances.
Leather restorer solves problems
Leather Medic, a mobile business that specializes in leather restoration and repair, has opened in Frankfort to serve the southwest suburbs.
"My company provides money-saving options to problems most people never knew there were solutions for," Brad Dohm, owner of the Chicago-area franchise, said in a release. "Restaurant owners utilize Leather Medic to repair rips or damage on booths and seats to keep their image up. Medical facilities must also provide a sterile, germ-free environment for their patients. Our mobile, highly trained technicians fix their problems while saving them money."
Leather Medic has been around for 22 years and has undertaken to restore the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis to the National Archives in Washington, D.C., among other projects.
For information, call Leather Medic at 815-230-1950, or visit http://www.leathermedic-swchi.com.
Whole Foods coming to Schererville
Whole Foods has broken ground on a new store in the Shops on Main center in Schererville, Ind.
The store, which will join the Orland Park Whole Foods as the only south suburban locations, is expected to open next fall.
"We have received many requests to locate a store in this area and our team members are looking forward to opening another store in the great state of Indiana," Michael Bashaw, Midwest regional president of Whole Foods, said in a news release. "We have customers in the community who are driving long distances to shop at our stores and we are happy to now be able to offer them the convenience of having a local store of their own."
Shopping centers spun off
Simon Property Group Inc. recently completed its spinoff of the Washington Prime Group Inc., which is now an independent public company that is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "WPG."
Washington Prime holds interests in 98 retail assets, including the strip center business formerly owned by Simon. Local malls that were included in the deal include Lake View Plaza in Orland Park, River Oaks Center in Calumet City, Countryside Plaza in Countryside and Matteson Plaza in Matteson.
Simon remains owner and manager of several malls, including Orland Square Mall in Orland Park.
Meat plant expanding
Ed Miniat Inc., a meat processing company, is breaking ground on a 62,000-square-foot expansion of its plant at 16250 Vincennes Ave. in South Holland.
Trustees voted in June to give the company a property tax break for the next 12 years.