It was devastating news for customers when their Dominick’s store shut down in Ukrainian Village last year. But Tuesday night that store at 2021 West Chicago Avenue, begins a new life as Mariano’s.
The Dominick’s store in far north suburban Bannockburn, which closed its doors this past weekend, will reopen in the next several months as a Heinen’s Fine Foods grocery store.
Dominick’s parent company Safeway Inc. pulled out of the Chicago market late last year.
The independent grocer has purchased four former Dominick’s sites in the northwest suburbs.
Two teenagers are in police custody after they tried to rob an ATM, which turned out to be empty, inside a closed Dominick’s store Thursday morning in Streeterville.
Four Dominick’s stores will be closed for three days next month and re-open under the Jewel name on Jan. 16
The two-minute, over-the-top film shows Steve Yamamoto’s fellow employees in the empty supermarket meeting their ends from a falling utility pole, a tornado, robots and even a fire-breathing dragon.
The final day for stores in the closing chain is Saturday. CBS 2′s Mai Martinez visits one North Side location.
The Dominick’s in north suburban Bannockburn will be staying open for about a month. The emptied shelves are now restocked with food for sale at full price.
Friday, customers were taking advantage of discounts of 75 percent. But with the sales come questions about what happens to the stores that haven’t been purchased by competitors. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.
One shopper said she purchased $1,500 in wine at half off.
Bargain hunters poured into the soon-to-be-closed Dominick’s stores on Friday, filling their carts with groceries and other necessity at deals almost too good to be true.
Shoppers are finding savings already, depending on where you shop.
As the Mariano’s grocery store chain expands in Chicago, its parent company says it plans to hire 2,500 workers to staff its new stores.
CBS 2’s Chris Martinez visited stores from both chains to do a price check, comparing the base price of ten items at Dominick’s and Mariano’s.
Roundy’s, which owns the Mariano’s chain, says it will buy 11 of the Dominick’s stores for $36 million.
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There was uncertainty, anxiety and even some tears as hundreds of Dominick’s employees packed a store sponsored job fair.
Owners notified the state that 3,224 people could lose their jobs in Cook County, and nearly 2,400 people in the collar counties surrounding Cook.
Four will be turned into Jewel-Osco stores, what happens to the other 68 is a big mystery. Some fear the once-thriving stores will be turned into vacant eyesores. CBS 2′s Dorothy Tucker reports.