RF Dominick's will be missed

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We would like to say that the River Forest Dominick's will be sorely missed by many. It has been our grocery store of choice for the past 30 years. So many of us don't want a football field-sized grocery store — we appreciate a store that's small enough so we know where everything is, yet has everything we want. When there was something we wanted that the store didn't carry (sliced water chestnuts and Diet Sunkist Sparkling Lemonade), we had only to mention it to the manager and it was there the next week. All of River Forest Dominick's employees are unfailingly helpful and cheerful — I hope they're snapped up by whatever stores are coming next. We are very sorry to see this great store go.

Jim and Kathy Capone

Oak Park

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Dan Hefner from Oak Park  

Posted: November 28th, 2013 2:36 PM

@His Dadness The Store is still owned by the founding family. The property was leased to Safeway. The owners would not sell and no one wants to put millions into a rental, hence the worry appearance of the RF Dominicks. The store made up for this with their great employees!!


Posted: November 27th, 2013 10:11 AM

I would argue that no turn lane on North Ave + a large stand-alone store sandwiched in between two residential side streets does not equal a great location. It was undoubtedly a great convenience for RF residents who could easily navigate their side streets to get to and fro, but not for anyone else. Can a town of 11K support a store with numerous and superior competitors (Jewel, Meijer, Target, Caputos) less than 2 miles away?


Posted: November 27th, 2013 8:41 AM

I'm hopeful that someone with an aptitude for cleanliness purchases the River Forest Dominck's. It's a great location, and was convenient for items that could not be infested by bugs or rodents, but is that place an old, filthy mess.

Dan Hefner from Oak Park  

Posted: November 27th, 2013 8:26 AM

I agree 100% with Jim and Kathy Capone. I worked at the Dominicks in 1965 and have been a loyal shopper ever since my tenure ended. The employees at Dominicks have become friends over the years and it is very painful to see them unemployed, especially during the Christmas and New Year Holidays. The local Community Forest will have lost a much needed asset when the doors at Dominicks close for good next month.

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