"Many of you have reached out to my office with questions, ideas and suggestions regarding the two Dominick's sites at 6009 N. Broadway and 5201 N. Sheridan Road. I have been in contact with Safeway, Dominick's parent company, and have been told that they intend on maintaining ownership of the buildings.With the Foster/Sheridan store being a flagship and so new, we suspect it will go to Mariano's, the only store currently creating stores that size. We've got no insider info on this, just makes sense given Mariano's entry into the Chicago market and the fact that it was supposedly committed to establishing a store in Uptown (at Maryville) when Sedgwick was the developer-to-be.
The Dominick's "stores" will go to an online auction in early November. I have asked the Chicago Department of Housing and Economic Development to meet with Safeway and monitor their intentions for these sites. I am also in active conversations with alternate, high-quality grocers and their real estate brokers.. Additionally, I have been in contact with the Union for Dominick's employees and want to ensure that our local employees can maintain their jobs."