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Treasure Island plans new Uptown store with 'produce butcher,' cocktails and more

Treasure Island plans new Uptown store with 'produce butcher,' cocktails and more

Treasure Island Foods plans to open its first new location since 2009 in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood next summer, part of the company’s efforts to evolve and grow in a fiercely competitive industry.

Similar to chains like Mariano’s and Whole Foods Market, Treasure Island is expanding prepared food and beverage offerings with higher profit margins at the perimeter of stores. At the recently remodeled Gold Coast location, lunch hour shoppers dined Monday on panini sandwiches, freshly made pastas and juices — a glimpse of what Uptown shoppers may experience when the store opens next summer as part of the luxury apartment development at Montrose and Clarendon avenues.

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