Category: Business

Carson’s North Riverside Store Closing To Result In At Least 159 Lost Jobs

Friday, May 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A crowd outside of the Carson’s in North Riverside Park Mall in 2015. | Chandler West/Wednesday Journal 

According to media reports, roughly 3,514 workers will lose their jobs when 35 Bon-Ton Stores-owned properties, most notably Carson’s department store, and two distribution centers are liquidated due to bankruptcy.

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Produce Market Popping Up In Maywood, Broadview To Take Link Cards

Friday, May 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: A Maywood woman shopping at a popup produce market in the village in February. | File 

Area shoppers looking to visit two popup produce markets taking place over the weekend on May 19 and May 20 in Maywood and Broadview will have another plastic payment option.

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Living Fresh Market Officially Opens For Business In Former Ultra Foods Space

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Melody Winston, far left, director of commercial assets at Living Word, cuts the ribbon on Living Fresh Market with her father, Rev. Bill Winston, the church’s pastor, and other local officials. | Alexa Rogals 

About 75 people crowded the entrance of the new Living Fresh Market, 7520 Roosevelt Rd., on May 16, sampling products and listening to the origin story of the new grocer.

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New Roosevelt Road Grocery Store To Open May 16

Monday, May 7, 2018 || By Nona Tepper/Forest Park Review || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Living Fresh Market, 7520 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Forest Park. | Alexa Rogals 

After months of preparation, Living Fresh Market has scheduled its grand, ribbon-cutting opening for May 16, with a soft opening planned for May 8.

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Local DJ Turns Love Of Hip-Hop Into Gourmet Popcorn Sensation

Friday, May 4, 2018 || By Elizabeth Abunaw || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Chris Benjamin serves a patron at Benjamin’s Gourmet Popcorn in Broadview. | Elizabeth Abunaw 

Long known as DJ Chris (“Yo Favorite DJ”), Chris Benjamin is looking to become another favorite for Chicagoland residents: popcorn purveyor.  After operating on Facebook for four and a half years, he opened his brick and mortar shop, Benjamin’s Gourmet Popcorn, 1426 W. Roosevelt Rd. in Broadview, last November.

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Maywood Sells Land To Trucking Company For Redevelopment

Thursday, May 3, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews || Updated: 5:39 p.m.

Featured image: An architectural rendering of the proposed SMC Management trucking facility at 1001 S. St. Charles Rd. in Maywood. | Forza 

The former owner of one of the largest independent trucking companies in Chicago is starting another trucking company from scratch in Maywood on village-owned land that has been vacant for decades.

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Maywood Seeks To Expand Enterprise Zone To Include Bellwood, Broadview And Melrose Park

Saturday, April 18, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews 

Maywood officials are looking to join forces with Bellwood, Broadview, Melrose Park and Cook County in order to create the West Regional Enterprise Zone Collaborative — an expansion of the current Maywood Enterprise Zone that was created back in the late 1980s in order to bring new businesses into the village.

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