FULTON MARKET — Dom’s Kitchen & Market could lock down a deal soon on a location in Fulton Market, making it one of the neighborhood’s first major grocery stores and the company’s third location in Chicago.
If finalized, the grocery store will be on the ground floor of 917 W. Fulton St., a 530,000-square-foot office and retail development that has yet to break ground. The building being developed by Fulton St. Companies received approval from Chicago’s Plan Commission and Permit Review Committee last summer.
Jay Owen, Dom’s co-founder and chairman, said the company is “very close” to signing a lease and expects it to be official in the next couple of weeks. The market will be about 22,000 square feet and is slated for a 2024 opening, Owen said.
“There will be a heavy emphasis on the food service with a warm and inviting space inside the store,” Owen said.
More details on the Fulton Market location will be released once the lease is finalized, Owen said.
The grocery store is expected to carry a large variety of items and offer similar services as its other locations, Owen said.
Those locations, such as the forthcoming Old Town store, have an array of meat and seafood, a wine library, cheese and charcuterie options, a bakery and premade meals to eat in store or take home.
Dom’s first location opened at 2730 N. Halsted St. in June 2021. The Old Town store is scheduled to open Nov. 1.
The company is led by Bob Mariano, who founded Mariano’s after serving as CEO of Roundy’s and Dominick’s; Jay Owen of Dom Capital Group, a venture investor in food technology and next-generation commerce; and Don Fitzgerald, a former senior executive at Dominick’s, Roundy’s and Mariano’s.
Dom’s Kitchen & Market is on track to expand to 15 stores by 2025, according to a previous company announcement.
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