According to a story in the Tribune, here's the tentative transition schedule for the first five stores, including the one at 5201 N Sheridan:
- December 28th: Grocery sales will stop. Roundy's/Mariano's will take over the pharmacy operations immediately. Safeway/Dominick's will clean up the grocery portion of the stores so they can be delivered bright and shiny to the new owners.
- January 25th: Roundy's/Mariano's will take possession of the stores, and will do whatever remodeling is necessary, as well as restocking. That should take 30-45 days.
- Sometime between February 24th and March 11th: Mariano's will open its doors.