Fate of closed Dominick’s store unknown


The fate of the recently closed Dominick’s grocery store at 6312 N. Nagle Ave. is not known, according to Alderman Mary O’Connor’s office.

O’Connor’s chief of staff Lisa Ryan said this week that that there have been several unconfirmed reports about possible new tenants for the site, but it is believed that the site is still for lease. The stored closed on Dec. 28, and there reportedly were long lines of shoppers as Dominick’s stores cut prices on their inventory.

Ryan said that the alderman has been in contact with a task force that Mayor Rahm Emanuel established to help smooth the transition of the Dominick’s stores which have been purchased by other grocers and to help market the locations which remain vacant. Safeway, Dominick’s parent company, announced last fall that it was pulling out of the Chicago market.

Dominick’s stores in Mayfair and Portage Park closed several years ago when Safeway began to downsize the company’s Chicago operations.

Mariano’s, whose chief executive officer Robert Mariano once operated Dominick’s, purchased three of the 13 Dominick’s stores in the city. Jewel Foods also is taking over some of the Dominick’s stores in the Chicago area.