it will be closing all of its Chicago stores on October 12th, and a University of Chicago administrator later confirmed to the newspaper that the grocery company is going out of business.
Which is very sad news for all the Clarendon Park and Buena Park residents who were looking forward to walking to a new Treasure Island at Montrose and Clarendon, as well as to shoppers who have been able to get hard-to-find foods there.
So, the stage is set for a different grocery store to go into the brand new space in Uptown, right off Lake Shore Drive, nearly completed, and turnkey ready.
In 2013, Trader Joe's decided against opening in Uptown/Edgewater ... but that was then and this is now.
If you'd like to see TJ's consider the Montrose/Clarendon location, write them! It will take two minutes and we may get the store so many readers have been asking for. Also, contact any of your favorite stores that might be interested in taking over the lease at a prime location just off the Drive.
The link to request a Trader Joe's is https://www.traderjoes.com/contact-us/location-request.