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Whole Foods Reported To Buy Edgewater Dominick’s, But No Corporate confirmation

whole_foods_market_logo_300x225.1 It seems as though Whole Foods will be purchasing 7 Dominick’s grocery stores in Chicago and the Suburbs according to a Crain’s Business Report that came out today. These purchases will include the old 6009 N. Broadway Ave. store in Edgewater. The other locations are:


– 1 N. Halsted St. in the West Loop

– 225 E. Grand Ave. in Streeterville

– 959 W. Fullerton Ave. in Lincoln Park

– 6300 S. Robert Kingery Hwy. in Willowbrook

– 2748 Green Bay Road in Evanston

– 215 S. Route 83 in Elmhurst

There are no sources listed in the article except the Willowbrook village administrator Tim Halik. No representative from Whole Foods has commented on the purchases as of yet. So the question is now when will they actually confirm. Edgewater residents have been waiting patiently for that final word to seal the deal. 48th Ward Harry Osterman has stated he is confident on their arrival to the 6009 Broadway location, but if Whole Foods does take over the space don’t expect an opening date until 2015. Unlike most other grocers, Whole Foods can take a year to open. So additional patience may be necessary.

The massive Whole Foods corporation, jokingly referred to as ‘Whole Paycheck’ has a wide range of foods, and has been typically thought of as having slightly high prices to go along with high quality food and a great deal of options for any type of food fanatic. What started off as one small store in Austin in 1980 is now a massive grocery chain which according to their website, has over 350 locations in 12 different regions and 80,000 team members employed all throughout the nation. Their company “seeks out the finest natural and organic foods available, maintains the strictest quality standards in the industry, and have an unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture”. They are mission driven and known to work hand in hand with the communities that they reside in. Those who were employed with Dominicks previous to their close at the end of 2013, have been left without employment and with only a few options of places to return back to work. Let’s keep our fingers crossed that a new Whole Foods in the neighborhood will mean more employment opportunity for those living in the community.

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