Saturday, November 3, 2012
Orland Park’s newest grocery store will be the 27,500 square-foot Whole Foods on the northwest corner of 153rd Street and LaGrange Road. Take a look at the inside as staff prepares for the opening Friday at 8:45 a.m.
Whole Foods in Orland Park is almost ready to open. Inside the 27,500 square-foot store will be fresh, seasonal produce; sustainably caught seafood and humanely raised meat; an array of specialty cheeses, wines and beers; gluten and dairy free items, and other items labeled for special diets; all-natural bath products; in-house made baked goods, pizza, hot entrees, sushi, deli sandwiches and more. Store Team Leader Emily Conklin said the store will stock items based on what customers ask for and what is brought to the register, to cater to local taste. The store at 15260 S. LaGrange Road will open with a bread-breaking ceremony at 8:45 a.m. Friday. While people have expressed excitement over the store's opening, others have noted that …
Thursday, November 1, 2012
In Homewood, Best Buy and Super Target begin matching prices of online retailers beginning Nov. 1.
So, you just can't wait to get your Christmas 2012 gift-shopping groove on? You don't have to wait until Black Friday to get some great online deals. Best Buy's announcement that it will allow in-store customers to price-match online retailers by showing the price on their smartphones has been matched by Target and Super Target, according to BFAds.net, a website devoted to Black Friday and gift-shopping alerts. Among other online retailers, the stores will match prices of Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Toysrus.com and Babiesrus.com. Best Buy's price-matching begins Sunday, Nov. 4, while Target's begins Thursday, Nov. 1. Check out the price-matching deals at Best Buy and Target in Homewood. Get news alerts and Facebook updates from Homewood-…
Thursday, September 27, 2012
The secret venues will be announced on Friday. This will be an ALL-DAY event; shop any time during the venue's business hours, then gather for the aftermob at 7 pm.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
We're taking a vote. We need your help.
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Sales are expected to jump this year for back-to-school spending, according to the National Retail Federation.
$688.62. That is the amount the average person with children in grades kindergarten to 12th grade is expected to spend this year on back-to-school shopping, according to the National Retail Federation's annual back-to-school spending survey. Last year, the survey predicted families would spend $603.63. "With more children entering elementary and middle school this fall and after cutting back their spending last year, parents with growing children will hit the stores this summer to replace and replenish what their children might have had to “make-do” with last school season," according to a NRF press release. Parents surveyed said they would spend the most on clothing, accessories, and electronics this summer as the first day of school …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Patch took some time to catch up with the Homewood Cash Mob's chief proponent, Kate Duff, to see how the idea is maturing and learn what to expect during Wednesday's mob.
Update @ 1 p.m. on June 26: the secret Cash Mob location, Homewood Florist, and the after-mob party at Tokyo Japaese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar has been added to the body. That special time of month where one lucky local business gets picked to be mobbed by shoppers. After breaking through with the first South Suburban Cash Mob ever only a couple months ago, Homewood is now moving along with its third Cash Mob installment, but this time, things are a little different. Patch caught up with Kate Duff, the driving force behind Homewood’s Cash Mob, to find out a little bit more on what to expect from Wednesday’s event. To start with, the Wednesday, June 27 Cash Mob will break from the standard hour-or-so timeframe and, instead, last all day long, …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Don't miss out on this innovative new grassroots movement to help out local downtown businesses. Look out for the official location announcement on Saturday morning!
Thursday, March 29, 2012
What about ours? There are six Best Buy stores in the south suburbs, but a list of closures isn't known yet.
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Best Buy executives may be giving up on some of their big-box stores, according to a Wall St. Journal report on Thursday. The Minnesota-based electronics chain said it would close 50 Best Buy stores. At this time, however, the list of stores to close isn't known. Southland Best Buy outlets are in Tinley Park, Orland Park, Homewood, Matteson, Crestwood and Burbank, and there's a mobile shop in the Chicago Ridge Mall, according to the Best Buy store locator. "I am not satisfied with the pace or degree of change we have made up to this point," Chief Executive Brian Dunn said in a conference call with analysts, adding, "We are evolving our retail store strategy. We are increasing our points of presence while decreasing our overall square …
Friday, March 23, 2012
Ladies, enjoy local deals and specials tonight from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in downtown Homewood.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Usher in the holiday spirit in full force along with your fellow community members during this enchanting annual event.
Homewood’s Holiday Lights celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. on Friday with the H-F Park District sponsored tree lighting at Irwin Park at 7 p.m. Throughout the event, trolleys will stop throughout downtown Homewood for shopping and to Hickory Road, which will be transformed into a holiday market. A variety of great, local non-profit organizations will be offering tree sales, delicious desserts, live reindeer, costumed carolers, hot cider and mulled wine and luminaries. In addition, exciting ice sculpting demonstrations by one of Chicago’s premier ice carving company will begin at 7:30 p.m. We're also hearing Independence Park will be transformed into a "winter fun land." And don’t forget to keep your money close to Home(wood). Holiday Lights…