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South Shore could get long-awaited grocery store in former Dominick's space

South Shore could get long-awaited grocery store in former Dominick's space

After more than four years of waiting, the South Shore neighborhood is one step closer to having a grocery store in the space of a former Dominick’s.

On Friday afternoon, the mayor’s office issued a news release declaring that Shop & Save Market signed a letter of intent to open a new store in Jeffery Plaza at 2101 E. 71st St. The store is the last vacant former Dominick’s within city limits; its prolonged vacancy has frustrated city officials, residents and Ald. Leslie Hairston, 5th, given the few other grocery options in that area.

Shop & Save owner Cezary Jakubowski confirmed the letter of intent Friday, while also acknowledging the deal is far from done. If...

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