Manhattan Grill closes in Palos Heights


Manhattan Firehouse Grill, which opened in early 2021 after moving from Manhattan to Palos Heights, closed in August for owner Anthony Twohill’s health reasons.

The restaurant opened at the corner of 127th Street and Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights in the former Nick’s BBQ restaurant.

Twohill, of Lemont, opened the first Manhattan Firehouse Grill in 2016 in Manhattan, Will County, south of Joliet.

“We have closed this location (as of March 2020),” he said. “Manhattan was just too small and too far from other communities.”

“The new location is a great place,” he said when it opened. “Lots of people, lots of traffic.”

He said he’s been watching the place since Nick moved out three years ago due to the Palos Heights video game ban.

Solid Auto Services, which provides auto service and repairs at 5418 S. Harlem Avenue in Summit, will close at the end of business Friday.

Owner Jim Dagner is retiring.

The company has been in business since 1995.

Some people on social media have confused Solid with Summit Auto Body, which does not close.

In fact, Summit Auto Body will celebrate its 35th anniversary on December 8th.

Boba Heaven, a bubble tea shop that opened earlier this year in Oak Lawn, celebrated the grand opening of its second location in Palos Park on September 10.

A live raffle was held with a portion of the proceeds donated to Carl Sandburg High School in Orland Park.

The original Oak Lawn location opened in May at 10810 S. Cicero Ave. The new location is at 13000 S. LaGrange Road in Palos Park. Both stores are open from noon to midnight except Friday when they open at 2 p.m.

The shops specialize in bubble tea and also offer milk tea, flavored tea and frozen fruit drinks. Coffee options including lattes, cappuccinos, and espressos, and if you’re hungry, waffles, pancakes, and mini pancakes.

The business owners are Jamil Matariyeh, of Palos Park; Sammy Abed, of Orland Park; and Abdullah Salim, of Chicago Ridge.

The directors of Worth granted three new commercial licenses.

Licensed to Jadore Nawal Salon, 11228 S. Harlem Ave. New owner Nawal Abuelhawa said her business, which was also previously a hair salon, will remain the same.

Another salon that received a license was Hair to Please, 6946 W. 111th St. The owner of the business is Jamie Theunnissen. The manager is Jenna Theunnissen.

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Rodeo Burgers and Chicken, 11111 S. Harlem Ave., also received approval. Rami Abuisneineh is the owner.

Walmart announced last week that it is plans to hire 40,000 associates in the United States for the upcoming holiday season.

The retailer said it is looking for associates in a variety of seasonal and full-time roles across all areas. This will include seasonal store associates, truck drivers and sales associates.

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Scott Credit Union has announced the promotion of Joanne Hernandez to Chief Operating Officer. She was Vice President of Consumer Lending before taking on her new responsibilities.

Scott Credit Union is a full-service financial cooperative. When a person opens an account at the credit union, they become a member and owner of it. Because of its structure, Scott Credit Union has returned more than $15 million to its members through a bonus dividend and loan interest rebate over the past 14 years. Scott Credit Union has 25 branches, including branches in Evergreen Park and Midlothian.

Bob Bong is a freelance columnist. He can be contacted at


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