The Chicago Architecture Blog recently stopped by the newly-opened
The Chicago Architecture Blog recently stopped by the newly-opened Mariano’s Fresh Market at Lakeshore East, sampled the market, and reminisced about the early days of the neighborhood:
In all, I was very impressed by the market. It’s been close to ten years since the first time a Lakeshore East salesperson told me a grocery store would open there “any day now.” I won’t say it was worth the wait, because seriously — it’s been a decade! But this market is just the anchor point needed to turn what used to be an outpost for gritty urban pioneers into a homey neighborhood that any suburban housewife would be comfortable in.
How long has it been since the shops at Roosevelt Collection were opening “any day now?”