Dominick's notified the state Oct. 30 that it would close all of its Chicago-area stores by Dec. 28, affecting a total of 5,633 workers.
Dominick's, which was started in 1925 as a corner market on the West Side, grew into Chicago's second largest grocery chain behind Jewel with 72 stores. Safeway bought Dominick's for $1.2 billion in 1998, incorporating it into the nation's second-largest chain.
What happens next for the 72 Dominick's locations? Jewel-Osco, Mariano's parent Roundy's, Whole Foods, Joe Caputo & Sons, and now Butera, have bought many locations. Here's where things stand:
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