First of 11 former Dominick’s stores opens as Mariano’s

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The first of 11 former Dominick’s stores acquired by the Mariano’s chain reopened Tuesday in Park Ridge.

It’s located at 1900 south Cumberland just off the Kennedy expressway.

300 new employees will work at the Park Ridge store, which has been renovated and freshly stocked.

Mariano’s has 14 other Chicago area stores, with four more new stores planned for this year.

The Dominick’s acquisition will give the company a total of 29 stores.  Mariano’s expects to double its number of employees to more than 10,000 by the end of the year.

Over the weekend, we learned whole Foods does not plan to open its seven former Dominick’s grocery stores until sometime next year.

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