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Jewel likely grocery anchor for Mega Mall redevelopment in Logan Square

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The grocery store footprint at the new development will span nearly 40,000 square feet

As Logan Square residents wait for demolition work to begin on the old Mega Mall indoor flea market, more details regarding the project are being ironed out behind the scenes. And with 240 rental apartments, parking for 313 vehicles, and 115,000-square-feet of commercial space, one of the most important parts of the major redevelopment, dubbed Logan’s Crossing, will be the retail anchors.

When the plan was formally unveiled at a public meeting in May 2015, developer Scott Gendell of Terraco Inc. suggested that the new project would be anchored by two major retail tenants: a fitness center and a full-servicer grocery store. And while some Logan Square residents have been pleading for years for Trader Joe’s to open in the neighborhood, we are hearing from multiple sources with knowledge of the development that Jewel will likely be the development’s grocery anchor.

Alderman Scott Waguespack’s (32nd) office did not offer any comments on the retail tenants for the new development, but was able to confirm that of the nearly 115,000 square feet of the new commercial space that will be delivered to stretch of Milwaukee Avenue, about 40,000 of it will be dedicated to the future grocery store. Scott Gendall of Terraco Inc, the project’s developer, was not immediately available for comment.