Work has also been going on for several weeks to rebuild Franconello's in Beverly, which burned down last Labor Day.
- Bob Bong
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
A Vitamin Shoppe is scheduled to open on Sunday, Sept. 30, at 2501 W. 95th St. on the site of the former Theodore’s restaurant. The store will be about 3,500 square feet and is one of three new Vitamin Shoppes to open in Illinois this month. Hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. For information, call 708-229-0370 or visit the company online at the Vitamin Shoppe. It was just a year ago that popular eatery Franconello’s Italian Restaurant burned down at 10222 S. Western Ave. in Beverly. Workers have been busy in recent weeks rebuilding the restaurant. Calls to the owner have not been returned, but this message was posted on the restaurant’s Facebook page on July 29: “We are in there …
A new Vitamin Shoppe will replace the spot where Theodore's restaurant stood for more than 50 years.
After housing a vacant building for more than six years, there’s activity happening at the southwest corner of 95th Street and Campbell Avenue. The former home of Theodore's, a restaurant that stood in the village for more than 50 years, will soon host Vitamin Shoppe, according to Mayor James Sexton. “We’re glad to get a new business at that location,” Sexton said. “Besides the one in The Plaza, we don’t have any other stores that sell strictly vitamins.” There is currently a Vitamin World in The Plaza Shopping Center, 9500 S. Western Ave. Construction crews began demolishing the building earlier this week. Sexton said the new structure will probably take about six months to complete. Before financial problems forced the owners of Theodore…