Safeway Inc. plans to close all unsold Dominick's stores Dec. 28, Crain's Chicago Business reported Thursday. Crain's cited a company memo informing employees they would be "separated" and that the closures are expected to be permanent. Any Dominick's store not sold by Dec. 28 will likely "go dark."
Elmhurst City Manager Jim Grabowski said so far, no new business has showed interested in the Elmhurst Dominick's, at Route 83 and St. Charles Road.
"We have good communication with the center's broker for when something does surface," he said Friday.
Elmhurst already is home to two Jewel-Osco locations, as well as a new Mariano's Fresh Market at North York and Industrial Drive. Elmhurst residents have plenty of opinions on what they'd like to see open in the Dominick's location.