Oak Park Market owner, Angel Palivos, created his new North Avenue grocery store with the local community in mind. The 13,000 square foot market is celebrating it’s grand opening on Thursday, October 4th from 11am-7pm at 6209 W. North Ave; interested residents are encouraged to stop by for food tasting, wine sampling and more.
“This party is not just in honor of the store opening,” says Palivos, “but also a celebration of local residents in Oak Park and the Galewood neighborhood of Chicago.”
Previous grocery stores housed in the same location failed to succeed, but Oak Park Market is tailor made to cater to residents living in the area. Palivos, who comes from a family of grocers, listened to considerable feedback from local residents when deciding what to carry in his new shop. As a result the Oak Park Market will carry vegetarian and vegan friendly ingredients, grab-and-go home-style meals, high-end deli meats, quality seafood, fresh baked breads, and a thoughtful selection of craft beer and wine.
“Unlike the last two groceries in the same location, he’s (Palivos) chosen to create a store for the residents of Galewood and north Oak Park;” says Judith Alexander, chairwoman of the community group The North Avenue District, “we’re all very excited to have such quality retail on North Ave., especially east of Ridgeland.”
Oak Park Market is designed to meet the specific desires of local clientele and Palivos is committed to bringing fresh, affordable, high quality food to the the North Avenue District community.