Roundy’s adding 400 jobs at new Mariano’s
CHICAGO — Roundy’s, a leading grocer in the Midwest, has broken ground on the newest Mariano’s grocery store, in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Development of the new grocery store, the first Mariano’s on the south side, will create over 200 construction-related jobs and 400 permanent jobs and increase the availability of fresh and healthy foods for residents when it opens in 2016.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Alderman Will Burns, Alderman Pat Dowell and Bob Mariano, chairman and CEO of Roundy’s were present for the ground breaking ceremony.
“This new store will create 400 new jobs and provide an economic opportunity for Bronzeville and as importantly, it will also provide the opportunity that every family deserves to get healthy food in their own neighborhood,” said Emanuel.
“At Mariano’s, we make it our business to take care of people—that’s why we’re joining the Bronzeville community and are honored to be part of its revitalization efforts,” said Bob Mariano. “I look forward to bringing the people of Bronzeville the same signature Mariano’s experience that Chicagoland has come to know and love, including our fresh and affordable local produce, in-store dining offerings like Vero coffee and gelato bar and our world-class customer service.”
The new Mariano’s store is utilizing land that sat vacant for several years, providing high-quality and affordable food options that will complement the Chicago Housing Authority’s mixed-income development. Development of Mariano’s Bronzeville is a joint venture between Safeway Construction and Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives, a community development organization that aims to strengthen Chicago-area low- to-moderate-income neighborhoods.
Photo courtesy of Mariano’s
Source: Chicago Mayor’s press release