New Businesses in Downtown Park Forest
Park Forest is pleased to welcome the following new businesses to the Village’s DownTown. In addition to over 80 businesses that already call DownTown Park Forest home, these new businesses add a variety of uses. In addition to these newer DownTown businesses, area residents will also find insurance offices, real estate offices, doctors, health and fitness, automotive parts and supplies, business services, art studios and galleries, a five-screen movie theater, and much more. A full listing of the Village’s businesses can be found in the 2014 Shopping & Services Guide.
This is the place for manicures, pedicures, eyebrows and eyelashes.
Brand new construction and brand new to the Village. This discount variety retailer sells home, bath and beauty products, stationery, and food.
Lady Lyke Fashions
Purveyor of fine ladies purses, wallets and accessories. Selection of seasonal clothing items, jewelry, sunglasses and barrettes.
JK Loren Salon
A beautiful new setting for your personal hair journey. Angela Jackson focuses on healthy hair, while specializing in color and now more recently Locs.
Transitions Salon is dedicated to providing its clients with excellent service. Their services include trendy or traditional styles, personalized award-winning hair coloring, and precision haircuts while making the health of your hair their priority
New Businesses and Expansions in Business Park
There are twenty businesses in the sixty-acre Business Park. Business Park is home to Comcast, Chicago Tribune, U-Haul, Americana Dinette, Hadady Corporation, Superior Cabinet and Window; and Champion Sportswear, to name a few.
Purchased the property at 30 South Street, in the Park Forest Business Park, from the Village of Park Forest. They completed an expansion and renovation in January 2011. They converted many of their fleet vehicles to compressed natural gas and added compressed gas pumps at the transfer station site.
When Gerber Collision announced they were ending their lease, the owner of the building organized his own business and reinvested in the property with significant sustainable improvements. He was able to obtain school district tax abatements to off-set his financial investment.
B-Revealed Hair Studio, Inc.
New to Suite B at 27 North Street, a 6,400-square-foot strip center anchored by Superior Cabinet and Windows.
Western Avenue is one of the longest streets in the greater Chicagoland area. Soon, Western Avenue could lead to the newest Chicago Airport. Two successful business owners who operated their businesses from rented locations, purchased existing buildings on Western Avenue in Park Forest and outfitted the building to meet their needs.
Stop N Shop II
The existing business owner sought development incentive assistance from the Village of Park Forest to move from a rented store front to the position of owning real estate. In 2011, the former Taco Bell on Western Avenue was thoughtfully renovated and is once again home to a sales tax generating business.
State Farm Insurance, Bree Breedlove
With Village staff assistance, an existing business-owner who had been renting, identified a building, purchased it, and extensively remodeled it. The former Popeye’s Chicken Restaurant is now an insurance office with an innovative drive-up window.
Orchard Park Plaza
Sitting off the newly resurfaced Orchard Drive, with nearly 10,000 ADT and enjoying nearly 2,000 customers a day is Orchard Park Plaza, is a nearly 129,000-square-foot shopping center with several out-lots.
The newest automotive services tenant for Heidner Properties at 60 S. Orchard Drive. The Village supported renewal of a Cook County Class 8 Property Tax Incentive to prevent a vacancy.
COMING NOVEMBER 2014
Country Squire Foods
Serving the Chicago southland for over 30 years, Country Squire is growing by adding a second location in Park Forest. The full-service grocery store will be at 120 S Orchard Drive.