Chicago’s Pete’s Fresh Market said it expected to announce Friday that it is purchasing the former Dominick’s store located in west suburban Oak Park, Ill.


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“The diversity of Oak Park is very attractive to us,” said Stephanie Dremonas, executive officer at Pete’s Fresh Market. “The community has been very receptive.”

An opening date for the 45,000-square-foot store has not been set, but Dremonas said it would probably be before the end of the year.

Pete’s Fresh Market is a family-owned, full-service supermarket specializing in fresh produce. It began business in the early 1970s as a produce stand on Chicago’s south side. It currently has nine stores, most of which are located on the south side.

In October 2013, Safeway announced it was withdrawing from the Chicago market and selling its 72 Dominick’s stores. Eleven stores stores were purchased by Mariano’s, four by Jewel-Osco and one by local independent Cermak Fresh Market.

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