Brendan Reilly

Jewel-Osco hopes to burnish image with contemporary store at Clark and Division

Jewel-Osco hopes to burnish image with contemporary store at Clark and Division

Coming soon to the northwest corner of Clark and Division streets in Chicago: The swankiest, most contemporary Jewel-Osco to date, the type of store where one might ruminate on the grocery list with a glass of wine and a fancy cheese platter.

For those who may not associate their neighborhood Jewel with words like "swanky" and "contemporary," well, that's what Jewel-Osco is hoping to change.

"We really wanted to make a statement for the Jewel-Osco brand. You can't take a store in this kind of property and just put in what you would do in any other neighborhood or out in the suburbs. We really want to put forth a new image," said Dave Hene,...

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