New salon offers free haircuts

Special to the Tribune

Sports Clips, a sports-themed hair salon that caters to men and boys, will hold its grand opening on Friday at 7136 W. 183rd St. in Tinley Park.

"We will offer free haircuts all day Friday," said salon manager Jodi Austin. "And not just haircuts. We'll also offer free shampoos, hot towels and massages."

Free doughnuts and coffee will be available for the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9:30 a.m. "Everyone in the community is invited," she said.

Haircuts will begin at 10 a.m.

The Tinley location will be the third for the same ownership group that has salons at 9239 W. 159th St. in Orland Hills and 14005 S. Bell Road in Homer Glen. The group bought the Orland and Homer locations about 18 months ago, Austin said. The Tinley shop has eight stations and a well-trained staff with years of experience.

"This staff has been with me for three years and many used to manage their own stores, so we have loads of experience," she said.

Hours will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

For information, call 708-285-6349 or visit

The chain was started in 1993 in Georgetown, Texas.

New owners for Tinley bakery

The owners of Zettlmeier's Bakerei are retiring, but the shop at 17016 S. Oak Park Ave. in Tinley Park will stay open under new management beginning Tuesday.

Dee and Paul Zettlmeier said they would be turning over the business to owners they aren't disclosing because they are moving to Tennessee to tend to ailing parents.

General Store to close

The Frankfort General Store, one of those quaint shops in downtown Frankfort, will close Sunday. .

The shop at 119 Kansas St. has had several owners since opening more than 30 years ago. Its current owners, Jack and Carole Wilger, bought it in 2009. It was known for old-fashioned candy, gourmet foods and specialty gifts.

A new store is expected to open in July. The Wilgers also said a neighboring sister store, Glory Bee, which sells patriotic merchandise, antiques and gifts, will remain open at 104 Kansas St.

General Store merchandise is being discounted up to 75 percent and a thank you gift comes with any purchase.

Frozen Custard opens

Now it's official. Although it took a couple of months longer than hoped, Andy's Frozen Custard opened last week at 80th Street and Harlem Avenue in Burbank.

The Missouri-based company had hoped to be open by April after opening in Countryside earlier this year.

"The South Side works for us," President Andy Kuntz said last year. "These two locations will help our brand awareness."

The company entered the south suburban market three years ago near 95th Street on Cicero Avenue in Oak Lawn. The Burbank store is the fifth in Illinois and will employ around 25.

Andy's Frozen Custard started in Osage Beach, Mo., in 1986, expanded throughout Missouri and then to Arkansas and Texas.


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