The two Dominick’s supermarkets in Evanston will close by Dec. 28 — if the chain’s owner, Safeway, hasn’t found a buyer for them by then.

That’s the word contained in a memo to store employees published by Chicago Business.

So far only four of the 72 Chicago-area stores have been acquired — by Jewel-Osco.

Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl said Wednesday night that — if Safeway does find a buyer for either or both of the Evanston stores who would take them over before the shutdown date — city officials expect that to be known by Thanksgiving.

Industry analysts say more deals with larger chains for multiple stores may still get done before the shutdown date — but sales of individual stores to smaller firms likely won’t be completed until after the first of the year.


Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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  1. Sweet Goodbye…

    I'll miss the Dominick's in-store baked cookies and carrot cake slices!

  2. Dominicks on Howard

    The Howard store should be part of the story as soon as any status is known.

    For people in south east Evanston, it is an important store.

  3. Best grocery store in

    Best grocery store in Evanston is going away. Dominicks has the best bakery and deli. It also has the best prices on the same goods as other stores. When Dominicks closes look to Jewel, Whole Foods, and Trader Joes to bump their prices up.

    A big loss for Evanston and the Chicago area.

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