Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Jewel plans to open store on South Side

Remember when I used to blog a lot about the living-wage ordinance back in 2006. I wonder if this was where Target would have built. If Target isn't coming then I wonder what happened. Still this Jewel-Osco should put a dent in that fabled "food desert". There is another Jewel nearby on 115th and Halsted, could this new Jewel be a replacement. From Crain's Real Estate...
Jewel-Osco is set to open a new supermarket this fall in the Marshfield Plaza on the South Side.

Jewel’s 62,000-square-foot store would join retailers such as Target Corp. and Staples Inc. in the shopping center, which is located at 119th street and Marshfield Avenue, according to Los Angeles-based Primestor Development.

The shopping center is Primestor’s first development in the Chicago area. It is being built on a site that once housed a 600,000-square-foot Libby Food canning plant. It’s part of an ongoing redevelopment of the retail business in the neighborhood.

“From out extensive work in underserved markets in Los Angeles, we know that supermarkets are critical to any redeveloping area,” said Arturo Sneider, a partner at Primestor. “Jewel-Osco, which is so much a part of the fabric of Chicago, will create, at the very least, a weekly draw for the rest of our extraordinary lineup.”

1 comment:

Eric Salcido, Primestor said...

Jewel will be next to Target.
Target is under construction now.
Prior to BBO, Home Depot was strongly considering the project, but decided to go to a suburban location partly because of the BBO and the delay it caused. Jewel is taking the spot that would have been filled by Home Depot.
Jewel and Target will be a great amenity for the community.
Thanks for blogging the story.

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