Tinley Park store owner relinquishes licenses
BY STEVE METSCH firstname.lastname@example.org March 22, 2013 5:56PM
A view of the Always Open Deli & Market Thursday, March 21, 2013, in Tinley Park. | Matthew Grotto~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 25, 2013 6:37AM
A Tinley Park man who allegedly sold stolen items at his convenience store in the village has relinquished his business, liquor and cigarette licenses, officials said.
Kamal Mashni, owner of Tinley Family Food and Liquor, Inc., 6800 W. 183rd St., turned in the licenses Monday, according to a news release from the village.
Mashni, 55, of 7708 W. 162nd Place, last month was charged with four counts of felony theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft after police, acting on tips, investigated an alleged fencing operation at the store, police said.
As a result of relinquishing the licenses, his company no longer is authorized to operate a business in the village.
Mayor Ed Zabrocki said in a news release that the village is “pleased that the license was resolved amicably and without the need for both parties to take the matter to court.”
The Tinley Park Health and Consumer Protections office had cited the business for numerous health code violations over the years, Zabrocki said.
Zabrocki said he wasn’t bothered by bright yellow signs in the store’s windows that said the store was closed because of discrimination by the mayor and that it was time for a new mayor.
“People have told me that they are happy the store is finally closed,” Zabrocki said.