OLD TOWN — Go Grocer, a locally owned independent grocery store, is opening a location in Old Town.
The Go Grocer store at 1325 N. Wells St. is expected to open by mid-November, said Greg Stellatos, who, with his brother, opened the first Go Grocer in 2008 in Bucktown.
It is the grocery chain’s 17th location in Chicago, and it follows the opening of a Lincoln Park location last year.
Stellatos said they are bringing the chain to Old Town in part because of the large percentage of app deliveries to the neighborhood.
“We absolutely love the neighborhood and it fits perfectly with our core demographic,” Stellatos said. “More and more customers are moving away from large weekly trips and relying on more frequent, convenient access to food.”
The new store is comparable in size to the other Go Grocer locations and will carry about 4,000 products, Stellatos said.
“Our in-house, fresh-prepared food program is always a huge draw for us,” Stellatos said. “Coupling that with better-for-you brands, freshly baked sweets and beer, wine and spirits helps round out a one-stop shop.”
The grocery store will also continue to offer delivery through its app, Stellatos said.
Another 10 to 15 Go Grocer locations are in the works for next year, including the chain’s first location outside of Chicago, which is expected to open in two months, Stellatos said.
Go Grocer isn’t the only grocery store opening in Old Town next month. Dom’s Kitchen and Market will open its second location Tuesday at 1233 N. Wells St.
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