Village tentatively OKs restaurant on LaGrange
By Mike Nolan email@example.com September 17, 2012 9:38PM
Updated: October 20, 2012 6:10AM
Orland Park trustees have given tentative approval for a new chain restaurant that plans to open on LaGrange Road near the Lowe’s home improvement store.
A village board committee on Monday recommended that the full board approve plans submitted by Bonefish Grill, which wants to build a 5,200-square-foot seafood restaurant at 15537 LaGrange Road, between 156th Street and LongHorn Steakhouse.
The board could vote to approve the restaurant plans at its Oct. 1 meeting.
Bonefish is operated by Tampa, Fla.-based Bloomin’ Brands, which also owns the Outback Steakhouse and Carrabba’s Italian Grill chains. There are three Bonefish Grills in the Chicago area — Algonquin, Schaumburg and Skokie.
Trustees also recommended that the board approve an $18,500 study of traffic around the intersection of 153rd Street and Ravinia Avenue.
Village staff said they expect to see traffic increase there following the Nov. 2 opening of Whole Foods in the former Borders store along 153rd Street, just west of LaGrange Road. Ravinia Avenue likely will see more traffic once a project to rebuild and widen LaGrange Road begins next year.
The intersection is a four-way stop, and the study will help determine whether traffic signals are needed.
The village could install temporary signals and has earmarked money in its current budget and the fiscal 2015 budget for signals there.