Cermak Fresh Market to open in The Fields

CHICAGO — Cermak Fresh Market will open a 70,000-square-foot grocery store and bring 200 new jobs to the Avondale neighborhood.

The store is the newest tenant at “The Fields,” the $60 million mixed-use rehabilitation of the Marshall Fields Warehouse that has been vacant since 2008. Cermak Fresh Market will join Newly Weds Foods, a producer of food coatings, seasonings and other ingredients for the foodservice industry, and Studio 41, a manufacturer and distributor of windows and home design products, as the first tenants at The Fields complex. A fourth company, Deal Genius, has also now signed a long-term lease on the site.

“The Marshall Field’s warehouse site was a great economic engine of Chicago’s past but working together with the community, we are reinventing it to be an even better economic anchor of Avondale’s future,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “From the new grocery store, to the new businesses that are moving in, this transformation is bringing the jobs and economic opportunities that every neighborhood deserves. It speaks to the spirit of economic revival happening in neighborhoods all throughout the City of Chicago.”

Source: Chicago Mayor’s press release

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Delores Jackson was Director of Corporate Learning for Oklahoma City Community College for eight years, consulting with business leaders to determine the training and develop needs of their employees, designing the programs, and managing a staff of professional trainers. ...