2/17/214: Bob Mariano discusses new grocery stores.
A Mariano’s may move into a Dominick’s store that burned down in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood nearly a decade ago.
The store, located on Broadway between Barry and Wellington Avenues, currently serves as a parking lot and has remained vacant since a fire gutted the building in 2005, according to the Chicago Tribune.
The proposal, which includes five stories and 125,000 square feet of retail space, is reportedly scheduled to be heard by the city’s Plan Commission Thursday with support from Ald. Tom Tunney and other business and community groups.
Mariano’s would occupy the first two floors of the building, parking would fill the third and fourth levels and an XSport Fitness health club would top off the building on the fifth floor.
The move would be in addition to the many former Dominick’s stores the grocery chain now occupies. By the end of this year, Mariano’s is projected to have 29 stores in the Chicago area.
If this latest plan is approved by the Plan Commission, it will then be heard by the city council.