Edgewater grocery shoppers received good news this week when Mariano’s Fresh Market announced that it is purchasing the soon-to-be vacant Dominick’s Finer Foods store at 5201 N. Sheridan Road.
Meanwhile Whole Foods is considering purchasing the soon-to-be vacant Dominick’s at 6009 N. Broadway Ave., according to 48th ward Ald. Harry Osterman.
Keeping these stores open also will enable Loyola University Chicago students, faculty and staff to enjoy a variety of grocery shopping options.
Dominick’s announced in October that it would shut the iconic Chicago grocery chain, with 72 stores., according to the Chicago Tribune.
Dominick’s has sold 15 stores so far and 57 remain for sale, the Tribune reports.
Here is a note from Osterman’s office about the Edgewater stores:
It is with great excitement I officially announce Mariano’s has purchased the Dominick’s store located at 5201 N. Sheridan Road. Over the past few months, many of you reached out to my office to share that you would love to see a Mariano’s in our neighborhood.
Mariano’s has an upstanding reputation in terms of high quality products and service. I believe their choice to locate in our community reflects our great attributes: rich diversity, impressive density and growing economic development along Broadway and elsewhere throughout the 48th Ward. I believe they chose our community because of our collective work to make this a great neighborhood.
Mariano’s has announced that current Dominick’s employees can apply for positions at the new store. My office will be asking Mariano’s to host a job fair for current and potential employees.
According to Crain’s Chicago, Whole Foods is looking to purchase the Dominick’s store at 6009 N. Broadway. I am hopeful that this transaction will be finalized soon and we will keep you updated.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to me at 773-784-5277 or Harry@48thward.org.
Alderman, 48th Ward