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Scheck and Siress heads to Harrison for better parking after 50 years on Madison

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Scheck and Siress heads to Harrison for better parking after 50 years on Madison

Scheck and Siress Orthotics plans to move to the southwest corner of Ridgeland Avenue and Harrison Street in April, populating a building that has long been vacant.

Parking was an important factor in the move, said John Angelico, certified prosthetist and partner at Scheck and Siress.

The single-story, 6,700-square-foot building at 401-405 Harrison St. offers 20 parking spaces in front, compared with the three spaces the firm has in front of its current 1145 Madison St. location.

The company has been at that location since it was founded more than 50 years ago, Angelico said. Now there are nine other Scheck and Siress offices in Illinois, and one in Indiana.

The expansion and lack of parking at the Oak Park site has meant a lot of business has gone elsewhere, Angelico said.

The Harrison building offers more interior space, too, to allow for expansion if it helps attract more clients.

Scheck and Siress sell artificial limbs and braces.

A trust company working on Scheck and Siress' behalf paid $885,000 in January for the property at Harrison and Ridgeland.

Leona's will recant offer to sell pool hall

Leona's in Oak Park is not looking to jettison its attached pool hall and banquet room, unlike what's being advertised, the restaurant's general manager said Monday.

Leona's will take the property at 850 W. Madison St. off the market when its contract with its Realtor, Rubloff, expires in a few weeks, said Willie Means, Leona's general manager.

After "crunching the numbers," the building turned out to be more profitable than he'd originally thought, and he'll instead replace the 17-year-old decor and make the building more "kid-friendly," Means said.

Means said he would try to re-establish pool leagues at the restaurant and bar.

Rubloff is listing the property for $499,900, down $50,000 from when it first went on the market approximately three months ago.

Rubloff is pitching the two-story, approximately 4,000-square-foot property as the "perfect location for a restaurant, bar, gallery, retail or live-work space." The property does not have a kitchen.

The upper floor has a separate entry and could be used for office or residential rentals, said Joel Cooper, the Rubloff agent listing the property. The basement offers storage.

The main part of the restaurant is located at 848 W. Madison St.

Leona's recently cut its lunch hours Monday through Thursday. It is open for lunch on Friday (from 11:30 a.m.), Saturday (from noon) and Sunday (from 1 p.m.) and open for dinner seven nights a week.

?#34;Drew Carter

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