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New Owners Of West Garfield Park’s Save A Lot Will Meet With Neighbors Tuesday

Yellow Banana, which received city funds to upgrade six Save A Lot stores on the South and West sides, took over the Pulaski Road store after a rat infestation forced it to temporarily close in 2022.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Englewood Residents Demand Affordable, Local Grocer Replace Closing Whole Foods Market

Neighbors discussed the fate of the Whole Foods Market storefront at a grocery town hall. The next operator shouldn’t have the same opportunity to leave, Ald. Jeanette Taylor said.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

Wicker Park Aldi Reopens After City Inspectors Find Hundreds Of Insects, Sanitary Issues In Grocery Store

The grocery store failed two recent inspections after hundreds of "small flying insects" were found by inspectors, according to a city report.

Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town

Auburn Gresham Aldi Abruptly Closes, Leaving South Siders With 1 Less Grocery Store: ‘It’s One Hit After Another’

Aldi on Ashland Avenue closed June 12 but one resident said neighbors did not know about it until they showed up to see the building boarded up and a "closed" banner on the side of the building.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

City Council Approves Plan To Buy Closed West Side Aldi So It Can Be Turned Into A New Grocery Store

The city now can buy the Aldi building that closed in October, allowing local leaders to help community groups work toward bringing back a neighborhood grocery store.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City’s Plan To Buy Closed West Side Aldi Spurs Debate On Acquisition Policy

The Aldi abruptly closed in October, leaving “a big hole in the amount of grocers available in the neighborhood,” a city planning official said.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

There Are No Grocery Stores Open In West Garfield Park After Save A Lot Shut Down By City Because Of Rats

The store had its license temporarily revoked by the city because of a rodent infestation, leaving residents with no local options to buy food. An Aldi store in the area abruptly shut down last year.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Sider To Open Lawndale’s Only Black-Owned Grocery Store In New Year, With Fresh Food From Black Farmers

The North Lawndale Fresh Meat & Produce Market will open by spring 2022, bringing fresh food to an area that has few grocery options.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

City Could Buy Closed West Side Aldi So It Can Be Turned Back Into A Grocery Store

West Garfield Park leaders are negotiating with Aldi to buy the Madison Street location so they can bring another grocer to the space. If that doesn't work, the city could intervene to help.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

West Siders Ask Aldi To Sell Closed Grocery Store For $1 As They Work To Replace It With ‘Community-Centered’ Grocer

West Garfield Park residents were furious when Aldi closed their store in a food desert. Neighborhood groups want to buy the building to attract a new grocery store that will work with the community.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

After Aldi Closed In A Food Desert, West Side Groups Give Groceries To Neighbors — But Permanent Food Access Is Needed, They Say

“You would never turn the electricity off in the community, you would never stop pumping water. Fresh food can be the difference between life and death.”

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Aldi Abruptly Closes West Side Grocery Store, Angering Residents Already Living In Food Desert: ‘It’s A Dire Situation’

Residents are calling on Aldi to give its now-vacant building back to the West Garfield Park community to ensure it can be revived as a fresh food resource.

Austin, Garfield Park, North Lawndale

Renovated Englewood Aldi Reopens Next Week With Larger Food Selection

The 63rd Street store will reopen Oct. 28 with more natural light — and food.

Englewood, Chatham, Auburn Gresham

You Can Win Free Produce For A Year At The Revamped West Ridge Aldi This Week

The first 100 customers will be entered into the golden ticket giveaway, with a grand prize of free produce for a year.

The Point At Six Corners Keeps Aldi, Adds Affordable Housing As Neighbors Urge Action In Closed-Door Meetings With Ald. Gardiner

Ald. Jim Gardiner has been meeting with residents in their homes about plans for the "big hole" at Six Corners.

Lincoln Square, North Center, Irving Park

Gage Park Aldi Will Reopen This Week With A New Look And More Veggies

Upgrades to the Gage Park store location is part of ALDI's $180 million plan to update 130 stores in the area.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Is The Point At Six Corners Dead? Neighbors Try Convincing New Alderman To Support Senior Center At Long-Vacant Intersection

Ald. John Arena slammed his successor James "Jim" Gardiner, saying that if the plan goes back to the drawing board, "you'll have Lake Gardiner."

Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Norwood Park

Remodeled ALDI Reopens With More Fresh Foods In Pilsen

The Pilsen remodel is part of ALDI's $180 million plan to update 130 stores in the area.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards

Aldi On Cermak In Pilsen Is Closing This Month For 6-Week Renovation

The store will close near the end of the month to undergo renovations as part of the company's efforts to remodel and expand across the nation.

Pilsen, Little Village, Back of the Yards