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Dominick’s Broadway future

domSince Safeway, Inc. announced that they were closing the Dominick’s Grocery chain, the shockwaves started echoing throughout Chicago’s neighborhoods. Rightfully so. The 72 stores have become a vital part of our everyday lives. Now with the December 28th closing date nearing, the fate of stores are still up in the air, including the Broadway store in Edgewater. So let’s let it out there as to exactly what we know to date.

1. Jewel has bought 4 of the stores:
• Chicago: 1340 S. Canal St
• Chicago: 2550 N. Clybourn Ave
• Homer Glen: 4200 S. Bell Rd.
• Glenview: 1340 Patriot Blvd.

2. Mariano’s negotiated a deal to buy 11 of the stores including the Foster/Sheridan. They are:
•Aurora: 3025 E. New York St.
• Buffalo Grove: 450 Half Day Road.
• Chicago: 2021 W. Chicago Ave.
• Chicago: 3145 S. Ashland Ave.
• Chicago: 5201 N. Sheridan Road.
• Gurnee: 6655 Grand Ave.
• Northfield: 1822 Willow Road.
• Park Ridge: 1900 S. Cumberland Ave.
• Shorewood: 950 Brook Forest Ave.
• Westchester: 3020 S. Wolf Road.
• Western Springs: 14 Garden Market St.

3. Whole Foods is rumored to be negotiating to buy an unspecified number of the stores

4. A new player, Joliet-based Centralla Grocers Inc., (Treasure Island, Strack & Van Til) have entered the field with interests in purchasing an unspecified number of stores.

5. Jewel has recently announced they will also continue looking at options

So what does this mean for the fate of the Broadway store in Edgewater. According to DNA, Ald. Harry Osterman said that he is confident that Whole Foods will be buying the property. But if that deal does not work, the other possibility would be expansion of Treasure Island or another Centrella brand entering the area. Either chain would give options to Edgewater residents that were not there before


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