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Mariano’s Fresh Market Hiring Staff For Lakeshore East Store

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The new Mariano’s Fresh Market store in the Riverview Plaza shopping center. (Credit: CBS)

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CHICAGO (CBS) — Mariano’s Fresh Market is hiring 450 people for full- and part-time jobs in a new store coming to the Lakeshore East development downtown.

Those seeking jobs must apply online at MarianosFreshMarket.com. Click on “careers” and then click on “for store career paths.”

The Mariano’s store will open at 6 a.m. Oct. 4. It will be at 333 E. Benton Pl. in the luxury high-rise development, located between the Illinois Center buildings and Lake Shore Drive.

The store will be the anchor of a 105,000 square-foot Village Market Center retail development, which has been under construction since March of last year. It The complex will also include a Three Forks steakhouse and a Black Coffee Gallery coffee shop, according to Curbed.com.

The new Mariano’s will also be the first grocery store in Lakeshore East.

The 28-acre Lakeshore East planned development is known for its fashionable high-rises, and a fountain-adorned park located at grade level in an area where most of the surrounding streets are elevated to meet the bridges across the Chicago River. At one time, it was a rail yard for the Illinois Central freight line, and the present-day park was once a nine-hole golf course.

Mariano’s, the local concept for the Roundy’s supermarket chain, opened its first Chicago store last month, at 3350 N. Western Ave. on the former site of the Riverview amusement park.

Mariano’s stores are already in operation at 802 E. Northwest Highway in Arlington Heights, and 1720 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Vernon Hills. Each employs about 450 people.