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Mariano's Buying Northfield Dominick's

North Shore shoppers will see the new grocery store on Willow Road in early 2014.

The Dominick's at 1822 Willow Rd. in Northfield will soon be a Mariano's grocery store, according to the Chicago Tribune, who's reporting that Mariano's parent company, Milwaukee-based Roundy's, is buying 11 Dominick's stores around Chicago.

The $36 million deal will take effect quickly, and the former Dominick's stores will likely be converted into Mariano's in early 2014, the Chicago Tribune reports. 

A recent Patch poll found that readers wanted the Northfield Dominick's to become a Mariano's

Safeway, Dominick's parent company, announced plans to close all 72 stores in the Chicago market earlier this year.

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    Kimberly Simmons December 02, 2013 at 07:58 PM
    It's nice to see that Mariano's isn't hiring all of Dominick's old employees or offering them seniority. Mariano's employees provide much better customer service and aren't lazy like many of the old Dominick's employees which was part of their downfall.
    Kavan Sidhu December 03, 2013 at 12:18 AM
    Those employees were never that bad. Always nice to me. You're just exaggerating.
    Nathaniel December 03, 2013 at 03:16 AM
    The workers at Dominick's have always been friendly but the management does suck. The meat is always gross and brown instead of fresh and red. Not to mention the produce is poor quality along with the prepared foods. I always find myself choosing to go to the Fresh Market for Meat and Veggies or sometimes Whole Foods.
    KevinT December 04, 2013 at 11:43 AM
    Kimberly, I don't agree with you at all, and it's never "nice" to hear that people are losing their jobs. (And, Safeway is closing ALL of its locations, not just one. So to blame this on a handful of employees at one location is just silly.) I've been shopping at the Willow Dominick's for 10 years and know many of the staff members by name, and they've always been friendly and helpful. I hope Mariano's recognizes that Dominick's employees are part of our community, and that this store has also made an effort over the years to employ older and special needs workers. That said, I will not miss corporate parent Safeway, and like Nathanial am hoping for better attention to quality, which begins and ends with corporate policies. More locally sourced products, gluten-free and organics would be welcome as well.
    Mildred December 07, 2013 at 02:17 PM
    Kimberly is probably a BITTER EX Dominick's employee.

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