LINCOLN PARK — Dom’s Kitchen and Market, a small-footprint grocery store from Mariano’s founder Bob Mariano, has an official opening date in Lincoln Park.
The new grocery store — which will also have a coffee shop, florist and other amenities — opens June 8 at 2730 N. Halsted St., according to an Instagram post.
Crews broke ground last September on the store, which is to be the first in a chain of neighborhood grocery and takeout stores.
Bob Mariano said in a statement the store “will not be conventional in any way” and will serve as a hub where neighbors can buy groceries, order meals to-go or grab a drink at the end of the day.
In addition to functioning as a grocery store, Dom’s Kitchen and Market will serve prepared meals for takeout, on-site dining and delivery, according to the store’s announcement.
Dom’s will have a full kitchen that serves made-to-order meals inspired by cuisines from around the world, as well as a wine library with a curated selection of wine, spirits and beer, according to its website. Alcohol will be able to be served on the premises.
Customers can also stop in to buy customized charcuterie platters or pick up European-inspired breads and confections from the store’s bakery.
Mariano has said Lincoln Park “is an ideal place to start” because “the density and demographics are well-suited to our focus.”
Jay Owen, great-grandson of Dominick’s founder Dominick DiMatteo, will co-chair the new store with Mariano. A spokesperson for the company said it has raised $25 million in capital.
Owen has described Dom’s Kitchen and Market as a “neighborhood destination” where people can “drop in several times per week, explore new foods [and] watch the cooking process in open preparation areas.”
Once the Lincoln Park store is fully operational, Mariano plans to open additional Dom’s Kitchen and Market stores throughout Chicago.
Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.
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