More than three years after Dominick’s vacated its store in the South Shore’s Jeffery Plaza retail strip, it appears that the South Side neighborhood will finally get a new grocer for the location. According to DNAinfo, the St. Louis-based grocer Shop ‘n Save has formally signed a 15-year lease on 40,000 square feet of space in the former Dominick’s store.
The South Shore Dominick’s location was the only store that was not purchased by competitors Whole Foods or Mariano’s after the grocery chain pulled out of the Chicago area at the end of 2013. And despite efforts from 5th Ward Alderman Hairston and a task force led by the mayor’s office to secure a tenant for the space, seven grocers, including Whole Foods, Treasure Island, Ultra, and Mariano's, had declined interest in the store.
The news comes just days after it was announced that Jeffery Plaza’s owners are listing the property for sale. According to Crain’s, the property’s owner, the Los Angeles-based Cannon Commercial, is seeking $19 million for the shopping center.