Business news in the south suburbs.
Dots, a national women's fashion discount retailer, has started going-out-of-business sales at all 360 of its stores, including eight in the south suburbs.
Customers holding gift cards can use them until Thursday.
The Ohio-based chain began the sale March 1 and it will continue until all merchandise has been sold. Furniture, fixtures and equipment also are for sale.
Dots has been in business for more than 25 years, but had been struggling recently against competition from online retailers and other women's fashion discounters. The chain filed for bankruptcy protection in January.
A green "no trespassing" notice is affixed to the front door of the restaurant, which featured Chinese, Japanese and American cuisine. The 10,865-square-foot site is listed as available on the DDR Corp. map of the property.
Calls to owner Jacky Chen at his buffet locations in Matteson and Forest Park were not returned.
The Nile Restaurant at 9328 W. 159th St., Orland Park, which offers Middle Eastern fare, has a new name — Shish Kabob House — after it was purchased earlier this year by new owners.
That's not all that has changed. The owners said the eatery will use the same chefs as before but will feature a new menu and new atmosphere.
The restaurant is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday and from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday.
Shish Kabob House also offers catering and delivery.
For information, call 708-226-9133.
Jean Lachat Photography, a 5-year-old photography company owned and operated by a former award-winning photographer for the Chicago Sun-Times, will ceremoniously open its new home from 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday on the second floor of An English Garden flower shop at 11210 Front St., Mokena.
Lachat started as a home-based portrait and event photography business in July 2008. She has nearly 30 years' experience as a professional photographer, most notably with the newspaper from 1999-2011 and as a staff photographer with the Daily Southtown before that.