CHICAGO (CBS) — 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.

WBBM Newsradio Political Editor Craig Dellimore reports Hairston was incensed in May when Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Roundy’s CEO Bob Mariano announced a new Mariano Fresh Market in the Bronzeville neighborhood, while her ward was still looking for a store to replace the shuttered Dominick’s at 71st Street and Jeffery Boulevard.

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Hairston said she felt her part of the city had been “cordoned off.”

On Monday, tensions with the Mariano’s chain appeared to have eased, as Hairston took Bob Mariano on a tour of several possible sites for a new store in her ward on the South Side.

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“I showed him at least seven sites that were viable for building a grocery store there,” she said.

Hairston said she hopes Mariano’s will open a store in the South Shore neighborhood. What would that say about South Shore if he doesn’t?

“It says absolutely nothing about the community, because at the end a day, we’re still a community that’s in need of a grocery store,” she said.

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Hariston said some other grocery stores are interested in opening there.