Whole Foods Slated for Former Dominicks on Fullerton

via Crains Chicago Business

By Brigid Sweeney   and Micah Maidenberg  January 31, 2014


Whole Foods taking 7 ex-Dominick’s in city and suburbs

This former Dominick's at 225 E. Grand in Streeterville will become a Whole Foods. - Meghan E. Morris
This former Dominick’s at 225 E. Grand in Streeterville will become a Whole Foods.
Meghan E. Morris

Whole Foods Market Inc. is pouncing on seven former Dominick’s stores in the Chicago area, including four in the city.

The Austin-based grocery chain will take over the now-shuttered Dominick’s at the following locations in the city, according to a source familiar with the company’s plans:

• a 42,602-square-foot store at 1 N. Halsted St. in the West Loop
• a 50,664-square-foot store at 225 E. Grand Ave. in Streeterville
• a 61,500-square-foot store at 6009 N. Broadway Ave. in Edgewater
• a 29,600-square-foot store at 959 W. Fullerton Ave. in Lincoln Park

In the suburbs, Whole Foods is buying the ex-Dominick’s at 6300 S. Robert Kingery Hwy. in Willowbrook, according to village administrator Tim Halik. Whole Foods will also take over the Dominick’s at 2748 Green Bay Rd. in Evanston and at 215 S. Rt. 83 in Elmhurst, the Sun-Times reports.

A Whole Foods spokeswoman did not return phone calls seeking comment.


Crain’s coverage of Dominick’s


• Indie grocer Joe Caputo & Sons buys 4 former Dominick’s

• Mariano’s buys 11 Dominick’s, Whole Foods said to be buying 7

• Milk money: Comparing prices at Dominick’s, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s

• Independent grocers negotiating to buy 10 Dominick’s

• Why Dominick’s sputtered out



In Willowbrook, the grocer will vacate its current 38,000-square-foot location nearby, and move into the larger store, which covers about 70,000 square feet, Mr. Halik said.

Today’s news confirms a Crain’s report from December, which first detailed Whole Foods’ plans to take over the seven city and suburban locations.