By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff
Rogers Park welcomes a new grocery today with the opening of a Jewel-Osco.
Joe Moore, alderman of the 49th Ward, announced that the new Jewel-Osco will open at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Gateway Center shopping plaza at Clark and Howard Streets.
The Jewel-Osco replaces a Dominick’s Finer foods, which shut its doors late last year as part of a statewide closing of more than 70 stores.
Moore released this alert to residents about the new grocery:
Don’t forget today is the big day for the Grand Opening of the brand new Jewel-Osco store at Gateway Centre (Howard and Clark streets)! The store officially opens its doors to the public TODAY (Tuesday, June 24th), at 5:00 p.m. A ribbon cutting ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m.
I encourage everyone to attend the ceremony and welcome Jewel-Osco back to the neighborhood!
Last March I announced the good news that Jewel/Osco would fill the space at Gateway Center formerly occupied by Dominick’s Fine Foods, which closed all their Chicago area stores at the end of last year. Securing a new grocer at the shuttered Gateway location was a top priority of the Mayor Emanuel’s Grocery Store Task Force of which I was an active member.
When you shop at the new store, you’ll probably see some familiar faces working in the aisles and behind the counter. Jewel hired over 80 neighborhood residents to work at the new store thanks in part to my office’s aggressive outreach and my Job Fair last month.
I look forward to seeing you at the ribbon cutting!