I stopped by today for a final farewell photo. Dominick's is closing
up shop for good in Chicago. Photos, Eric Rojas, Real Estate Broker
I'll miss the Dominick's Food Store at 5233 N Lincoln Avenue.
Mostly because it was a nice store and a short walk from my house in Lincoln Square/ Ravenswood. With three young kids and lots of home cooking I'd be there a few times a week. The three year old new construction store was very pleasant to shop - and - eat at. I could literally get just about everything we need there on a weekly basis.
Less important is the fact I went to the original Dominick's store at this location as a kid. My grandparents lived directly behind the store. I drew "fast pitch" strike zones on the Dominick's wall off the alley and threw thousands of pitches.
The shiny, but empty, store was full of employees today taking care of last minute closing tasks. One check-out lane was open. I was going to snap a few more photos of the store and some long time employees... but just could not bring myself to do it. I'd never make it as a photojournalist.
The store is so new it looked like getting ready to open a store rather then close it.
The one thing many of us won't miss
is the crazy hoops Safeway created for their "sale items". One would feel guilty or like they had overpaid had they forgotten to go on "Just for You" and click away prior to shopping. Maybe this being a contributor to their demise.
Most importantly, people in our community are hopeful the many great Dominick's employees will find good jobs. We wish them well.