Business news briefs from Orland Park, Tinley Park, Frankfort and Mokena.
Love Sac opens in Orland
Love Sac, an alternative furniture store that got its start in 1995 making beanbag chairs for college students in Utah, opened last week at Orland Square Mall in Orland Park. It's the retailer's second store in Illinois and the first in the south suburbs.
The store is located on the lower level by Macy's. Hours are the same as the mall.
The chain now sells beanbag chairs and sectionals in a dozen states.
For information, call 708-460-4250 or visit http://www.lovesac.com.
Eddie Bauer reopens in Orland
Eddie Bauer recently reopened its store in Orland Square Mall as a new Outdoor Concept Store, which caters to active and adventurous shoppers. The new store has a new location on the lower level near the escalator by Sears. Hours are the same at the mall.
Lumber Liquidators opens in Tinley Park
Lumber Liquidators, a Virginia-based chain that started in 1993 by selling leftover building materials, opened its latest store on Monday at 16195 S. Harlem Ave. in Tinley Park, next door to Staples.
The retailer has since made a name for itself by selling hardwood flooring among other building supplies.
The Tinley store is the company's 10th in the Chicago area and its first in the far south suburbs. The store is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
For information, call 708-928-6036, email email@example.com or visit http://www.lumberliquidators.com.
Sleepy's opens in Frankfort, Ford City
Sleepy's, a New York-based company that calls itself the world's largest mattress retailer, is in the midst of a major expansion into the Chicago marketplace in general and the south suburban marketplace in particular.
The Hicksville-based company, which has more than 800 showrooms in 14 Eastern and mid-Atlantic states and carries a wide selection of mattress brands, opened its first Chicago-area store at the end of June in Evergreen Park.
Since then the chain has also opened a dozen stores including one at 11043 W. Lincoln Highway in Frankfort's Prairie Crossing shopping center and last week at Ford City shopping center at 71st Street and Cicero Avenue in Chicago.
Another south suburban store is under construction in the Home Depot plaza at 159th Street and Harlem Avenue in Orland Park next to 5 Guys Burgers.
The company, which got its start in 1931 in Brooklyn, did not respond to numerous calls and emails asking about its plans.
Nick's Steakhouse closes in Mokena
Nick's Steakhouse in Mokena, which had come under new management late last year, has closed its doors for the last time.
The restaurant at 19634 S. LaGrange Road closed in early June without warning.
Its website has been taken down and the building has a large "for lease" sign on the roof.