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Mariano's Could Bring About 400 New Jobs to Frankfort

The project to build a new Mariano's Fresh Market location still needs village approval, but it's getting closer to a reality. Take a look at what upscale grocery store might look like.

Although it still needs village approval, a project to build a Mariano's Fresh Market location off of LaGrange Road is shaping up to transform the Frankfort landscape, literally and financially.

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Last week, . The sale is contingent on the project's approval.

Also last week, Bradford representatives told members of the Frankfort Plan Commission at a public hearing and workshop that the new upscale grocery store could bring about 400 to 450 jobs to the village. The developers also unveiled plans that included a mock-up of the store's exterior design, as well as a layout of the 73,000-square-foot site.

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The developers want to begin construction this summer, so the store could open by spring 2013, said Steven M. Pagnotta, the president and CEO for Bradford Development.

The next step for the project is a formal presentation of the final plans before the plan commission. After that, the project needs approval from the village board to go forward.

Want to see what Mariano's Fresh Market will look like in Frankfort? Take a look at the plans in this article's media gallery.

 

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Kerri U May 15, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Not so sure this company has done its research on Frankfort. People complain that Jewel and Dominicks are too expensive so I am sure that a high end grocery store will go over like a lead balloon. I wish them the best of luck but we have a lot of house rich, cash poor people in this town and frugal too.
Rebecca Wharrie May 15, 2012 at 05:53 PM
According to their website, Mariano's seems to be more like a Trader Joe's with high quality products and reasonably priced. We do have a lot of grocery stores in the area, though. We'll see what happens!
Rosa Timmons May 16, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Maybe a new store will send a message to Jewel & Dominick's that they need to lower their prices. A spagetti sauce that cost .88 cents in Walmart, cost $1.50 in Walt's and 1.99 in Jewels and Dominicks.
Sue James May 17, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Suprisingly, Mariano's is not all that pricey.... I have shopped at one of their facilities in the city of Chicago and was totally impressed. I say bring it!
Sue James May 17, 2012 at 03:53 PM
If Walmart didn't wake them up..... they will zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz forever.
KMK May 17, 2012 at 04:17 PM
are these permanent jobs? construction jobs? what kind of jobs are the 400 jobs?
Joe Vince (Editor) May 17, 2012 at 04:35 PM
@Kathy K: These jobs would be connected to the daily operation of the store. So these jobs would include everything from cashier to store manager. Joe Vince Local Editor, Frankfort
johnny reb December 12, 2012 at 02:34 AM
marianos prices are considerably lower than all other stores in the area, offering a new house brand "roundys" the people of frankfort and surrounding areas will fall in love...

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