Mariano's to Open 11 New Stores, Skips Oak Park, River Forest

Mariano's announces 11 new locations in the Chicago area.

Credit: Patch file photo
Credit: Patch file photo
By Joe O'Donnell

We can eliminate Mariano's Fresh Market from our guessing pool of grocers coming to Oak Park and River Forest—at least for now. 

The Chicago Tribune reported Monday that Roundy's, the parent company of Mariano's, has purchased 11 Chicago-area Dominick's locations that were slated to close at the end of December.

Crain's Chicago Business is also reporting the sale.

The 11 Dominick's locations purchased by Roundy's in the $36 million deal announced Monday, according to the Tribune, are:
  • Park Ridge: 1900 S. Cumberland Ave.
  • Western Springs: No. 14 Garden Market St.
  • Chicago: 3145 S. Ashland Ave.
  • Chicago: 2021 W. Chicago Ave.
  • Northfield: 1822 Willow Rd.
  • Westchester: 3020 S. Wolf Rd.
  • Buffalo Grove: 450 Half Day Rd.
  • Chicago: 5201 N. Sheridan Rd.
  • Gurnee: 6655 Grand Ave.
  • Aurora: 3025 E. New York St.
  • Shorewood: 950 Brook Forest Ave.
The Tribune report states that the stores will be converted within one to two months of the deal being finalized, which is expected to occur in mid-December.

Mariano's was a popular response among Patch readers who were asked what they'd like to see replace the Western Springs Dominick's after parent-company Safeway announced in October that it was pulling out of the Chicago market.

There are currently 13 Mariano's locations in the Chicago area, according to the Tribune. Five more are currently under construction.

Oak Park's Dominick's is located at 259 Lake St. River Forest's Dominick's is located at 7501 North Ave. Oak Park Business Service Manager Loretta Daly said on Oct. 11 that other companies have expressed interest in the 259 Lake St. property, but could not disclose further specifics. 

"We recognize, and the industry recognizes, that (259 Lake St.) is a significant location. There's not a lot of competition around there," said Daly.



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