Roundy’s opens largest store yet in Chicago

Special to The Freeman

April 8, 2014

CHICAGO – Roundy’s, Inc. announced Tuesday it opened Mariano’s Ravenswood in Chicago, the Milwaukee-based grocer’s largest location to date.

Mariano’s Ravenswood is located at 1800 W. Lawrence Ave. Available at the store are some Mariano’s features, such as Todds BBQ and an oyster bar, along with the debut of Mariano’s new Nob’s Wine Bar that will feature live music.

“At our largest store yet, shoppers will have a chance to experience the full range of features that make Mariano’s shopping experience unlike anywhere else,” said Bob Mariano, chairman and CEO of Roundy’s, in a statement. “Whether you’re looking for a glass of wine and live music, fresh oysters, in-house BBQ or favorite grocery items – our team is ready to serve every customer we meet.”

The first Mariano’s was built in 2010. With the new Ravenswood location, Mariano’s adds more than 600 new team members to the 7,100 positions created in the last three years, according to the announcement.

“Mariano’s newest and largest location in Chicago is an excellent addition to the Ravenswood neighborhood,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a statement. “With nearly 20 locations, Mariano’s has created thousands of jobs while ensuring residents have access to fresh, healthy, affordable foods in communities across the city and the Chicagoland area.”