Roundy's Inc., owner of grocery store chain Mariano's, announced today that it will buy 11 Dominick's stores in the Chicago area before they close down at the end of the year. But the announcement does little good for Dominick's patrons in Oak Park and River Forest – with neither local site on the list.
Safeway Inc., owner of Dominick's, announced earlier this year that it is leaving the Chicago market and shuttering its 68 stores on Dec. 28.
A Roundy's spokesman tells Wednesday Journal that the company, which currently operates 13 stores in the Chicago area, hopes ultimately to open 45 to 50 in Chicago.
And later Monday, Crain's reported that Whole Foods Market is eyeing seven Dominick's locations. But with a popular store already in River Forest, Whole Foods does not appear interested in the two local Dominick's sites.