Roundy's/ Mariano's fresh food markets entering Chicago, including the proposed Maryville development site at Clarendon and Montrose.
"In Uptown, Roundy's lease is for about 65,000 square feet in the first phase of the planned three-tower Lakeview Station development near Montrose Harbor, says Marty Paris, President of Chicago-based Sedgwick Properties Development Corp.
“We think (Mariano's) is going to be a real first-quality grocery store,” Mr. Paris says. “It's kind of going to set the standard for the type of development we're going to deliver.” Mr. Paris says Sedgwick is in advanced talks with a health club that would lease about 45,000 square feet. That deal would almost fully lease up the retail portion of the project, he says, and enable Sedgwick to line up its construction loan and break ground this summer."
Read the entire article here. We'll be very happy if we can be shopping at Mariano's in a few years, but we've seen a lot of promises about upscale grocery stores coming to Uptown over the years and an equal number of promises broken. With the talk of a Roundy's/Mariano also buzzing for the 47th Ward development at Ravenswood and Lawrence, our skeptism grows that two stores would be built so close to one another. We hope it really happens this time, but we aren't holding our breath.