Mariano’s Fresh Market
You probably just finished your back-to-school shopping. Did you get overcharged or buy outdated merchandise? City inspectors did when they checked dozens of stores recently.
Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th), who earlier criticized the Mariano’s grocery store chain for ignoring her ward, has taken the company’s top man on a tour of possible sites to open a new store.
Kenard Jarrett, 20, was charged with three felony counts of burglary after he attempted to steal items from the business Wednesday about 12:20 a.m., according to a statement from Chicago Police.
The 20-year-old – posing as a nightshift crew worker – was inside the store and attempting to steal money from the cash registers, when an employee recognized him from a separate robbery at a different Mariano’s store and began chasing after him.
The suspect then ran out of the store and jumped into a Jaguar, only to crash it into a building across the store’s parking lot at 1601 S. Federal St.
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.
A Chicago Fire Department hazardous materials team and the Chicago Police Bomb and Arson Section were called to the Mariano’s at 40 S. Halsted St. shortly before 9 a.m.
A new plan calls for a Mariano’s Fresh Market grocery store, and as many as seven stories of apartments, at the long-vacant East Lakeview site where a Dominick’s store burned down more than six years ago.
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.
The first Mariano’s Fresh Market within the Chicago city limits is open Tuesday, on the former site of the Riverview amusement park in the Roscoe Village neighborhood.
Mariano’s, the local concept for the Roundy’s supermarket chain will soon make its debut in the city, on the site where past generations enjoyed roller coaster rides and sideshows.