LINCOLN PARK — Lincoln Park has a new grocery store.
GoGrocer, a Chicago chain of independent grocery stores, opened over the weekend at 1015 W. Armitage Ave. This marks GoGrocer’s 16th store in Chicago, following the opening of a West Loop store in August.
“We’re gaining a lot of momentum, and I feel like every new store gets more people asking when we’ll open than the last,” said Greg Stellatos, who opened the first GoGrocer in 2008 with his brother, Paul, in Bucktown. “It feels great to be open in Lincoln Park now.”
GoGrocer is best known for its fresh prepared meals, including sandwiches, salads, entrees and fruit trays.
“All that stuff is made fresh from scratch at our special kitchen, where we make over 200 unique items that we deliver to all our stores,” Stellatos said.
The 2,800-square-foot storefront carries about 4,100 items, ranging from fresh produce and meats to everyday staples like cereal, milk and eggs, Stellatos said.
GoGrocer also carries about 200 varieties of wine, 150 types of beer and 100 kinds of spirits, he said.
“Our product base is a little bit of everything,” Stellatos said. “We pride ourselves on having a great mix of products, but at the same time making our stores very efficient for the busy customer.”
The store will launch an “ultra-fast” delivery app Oct. 25 that will allow people to buy items and have them delivered for free in minutes, Stellatos said.
The Lincoln Park store is open 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-11 p.m. weekends, Stellatos said.
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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