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Lou Malnati’s Pizzeria in Flossmoor – a history

Marc Malnati, owner of the popular pizza chain, is delighted to reopen the business’s doors in Flossmoor and provided the following history for the H-F Chronicle.

We have been about the business of opening a few stores every year, as we seek to spread the gospel of deep-dish pizza. But the thing that makes this store so unique is that it was this very location in The Flossmoor Commons Centre which almost bankrupted our 45-year old company before we even got started.

It was the winter of 1976-77 . . .

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Summer events

Saturday, July 2

  • Roots + Fire Water grand opening, 11 a.m. at 1941 Ridge Road in Homewood.

Monday, July 4

  • Flossmoor Volunteer Fire Department kids parade, starting at 10 a.m. at Parker Junior High, ending in downtown Flossmoor.
  • Homewood 4th of July parade, staring at 10 a.m. at the St. Joseph Catholic Church parking lot, 17951 Dixie Highway, south to Ridge Road, then east to Izaak Walton Nature Preserve, where there will be a community picnic.

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