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Closing Date Set for Dominick's Stores

The grocery stores are scheduled to close before the end of the year, according to a company memo.

The countdown is on for Oswego's  Dominick’s store on Route 34. 

All unsold stores will close “on or about” Dec. 28, employees were told in a memo published byCrain’s Chicago Business.

“The closures are expected to be permanent,” according to the memo, which says the closing date will also be Dominick’s employees’ last day on the job.

Safeway, the chain’s parent company, announced earlier this month plans to close all 72 stores in the Chicago market. 

Four of those stores have been purchased by New Albertsons, which owns the Jewel-Osco chain, the Chicago Tribune reported. The other 68 stores remain unsold, according to Crain’s.

The Village of Oswego is already looking for a new tenant for the building

Chris Eskaria Howe November 03, 2013 at 12:18 PM
This store holds a special place in my heart. My mom worked there for years. She made some great friends and loved her job. I'm sorry to all the wonderful employee that are there and hope this opens up a new adventure for you!
Roy Rumaner November 03, 2013 at 12:23 PM
Went to the new Mariano's in Wheaton yesterday. Talked to the manager and told him to tell corporate to consider Oswego. Not sure if it will happen but if enough people ask, who knows. Oh yeah, it is an awesome store and "cafeteria'" that would give fast food restaurants in the area a run for their money.
Tyler Foley November 03, 2013 at 05:47 PM
Funniest comments on here haha... But good luck to the workers there be in my prayers for finding a job for the holidays
Barbara Guertler Schmalz November 03, 2013 at 07:18 PM
I think Safeway is making a big mistake. Dominick's is a good store. I feel sorry for the employees this is not a very nice Christmas present. I am sure the building will sit empty just like the Lowe's has sat empty for almost 3 years. Oswego needs to wake up and good stores in here. There are too many empty buildings that our tax dollars are paying for. Along with high taxes for the school district.
Walt Hines November 03, 2013 at 10:30 PM
This store and most all the rest will too! No one is going to buy it and take on the employees as they are union making a decent living. If the spot is ever filled it will be minimum wage jobs that the public helps fund just as we do with Walmart. Most employees of Wally World are on food stamps thanks to the great benefits and wages paid on their behalf. LOL This is the direction this country is going, what a wonderful future our children have to look forward to.

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