Chicago's Near West Side may be getting a 60,000-square-foot full-service supermarket by next summer if the city's Community Development Commission approves the plan, Crain's Chicago Business reported today.
Pete's Fresh Market, which operates six stores on the city's South and Southwest sides and sells organic products, would construct a new store on the southeast corner of Madison Street and Western Ave, its lawyer told Crain's.
Last August, Chicago selected Pete's to develop the 3.5-acre city-owned property, about a half-mile west of the United Center. The area is one of many in the city without a full-service grocer providing fresh fruit, vegetable and other healthy food options for residents. Currently, the nearest supermarkets are more than a mile away.