Tag: Grocery

Food options proliferate near new 1345 Wabash condos

Food options proliferate near new 1345 Wabash condos

Residents at the new condos currently under construction at 1345 Wabash in the South Loop will find a dizzying array of food shopping and dining o ...
A brief look inside the new Plum Market in Old Town

A brief look inside the new Plum Market in Old Town

I dislike grocery shopping and I dislike cooking even more. The ultimate apartment amenity for me would be having a full-service grocery in the bu ...
Is Chicago’s Loop a food desert?

Is Chicago’s Loop a food desert?

The official boundaries of the Loop Community Area are from Roosevelt Rd (1200 S) north to the Chicago River, and Lake Michigan west to the Chicag ...
South Side markers on South Loop Mariano’s

South Side markers on South Loop Mariano’s

From north to south the previous boundaries of Chicago's impressively-gerrymandered 3rd Ward extends from 14th Pl to 59th St. North of 31st Street ...
Mariano’s updates – Bucktown and Ravenswood

Mariano’s updates – Bucktown and Ravenswood

Foundation work appeared to be nearly complete on the new Ravenswood Mariano's Fresh Market when I stopped by last Saturday. The site is on the n ...
Will the new West Loop Mariano’s raise nearby condo prices?

Will the new West Loop Mariano’s raise nearby condo prices?

Within the past week two of Chicago's more successful Realtors, both Prudential Rubloff agents, called my attention to the new West Loop Mariano's ...
Neighborhood grocery store shakeouts and shakedowns

Neighborhood grocery store shakeouts and shakedowns

We've recently looked in on a number of new grocery stores that are underway or proposed – a South Loop Mariano's, a West Loop Mariano's, a West L ...
Looking down on South Loop development sites

Looking down on South Loop development sites

The yellow and white tower cranes in the above photo mark the sites, respectively, of the new Jones College Prep building and a new dorm under con ...
Pete’s breaking ground six months after its groundbreaking

Pete’s breaking ground six months after its groundbreaking

Six months ago, several weeks after the ceremonial groundbreaking for a new Pete's Fresh Market, there was no sign of activity at the site, at the ...
Affixing the first Target to the West Loop Target

Affixing the first Target to the West Loop Target

Early yesterday afternoon workers were guiding the first Target sign into place on the north façade of the store on Jackson Blvd. The store ...
From the archives: Fox & Obel in the South Loop

From the archives: Fox & Obel in the South Loop

Five years ago today we mentioned a Sun-Times story suggesting that Fox & Obel might open a South Loop store at the northeast corner of Roosevelt ...
West Loop update – Target and Mariano’s

West Loop update – Target and Mariano’s

Two major retail developments that are likely to have a positive impact on the West Loop are well underway. Target broke ground at Jackson ...
South Loop Market opening in September at 235 Van Buren

South Loop Market opening in September at 235 Van Buren

I met Jimmy, one of the owners, at the South Loop Market this morning. It's a family-run business, and Jimmy's wife and 8-month old daughter looke ...
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