ITASCA, Ill. — Jewel-Osco will celebrate on Wednesday the official grand reopening of its Ohio & State location in Chicago.
The refreshed store will mark the occasion with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the store on Wednesday. Town officials and community members from the River North neighborhood, as well as Jewel-Osco executives and associates, are invited to the event.
“Jewel-Osco is committed to delivering a shopping experience that exceeds the expectations of our local customers,” said Jewel-Osco president William Emmons. “The redesigned Ohio & State location brings a reinvigorated look to our customers, while offering a fresh, new feel to their shopping experience, and it also brought many new jobs to downtown Chicago. We look forward to continuing to provide our neighbors with fresh, quality products and the outstanding service they expect from Jewel-Osco.”
The revamped store was designed to offer customers a new experience in fresh products and virtually every department received a fresh update in the remodel.
Equipped with a new self-service salad bar, the produce department is a destination in and of itself, with a variety of changes, including a new juice bar, expanded cut fruit section, freshly made guacamole and new earth-tone flooring. The bakery is now equipped with a new case that offers several types of fruit tarts, truffles, Eli’s cheesecakes, fudge fantasy brownies and a variety of other confectionary items. With an expanded prepared hot and cold food section, the deli is equipped with a carving station and offers Dietz & Watson sandwiches and wraps made daily. The refreshed meat and seafood department includes hand-trimmed as well as natural and antibiotic-free chicken and seafood that can be seasoned and steamed without an additional cost. During the liquor department’s transformation, the craft beer selection was expanded.
To commemorate the occasion and its 11 years of being at Ohio & State, Jewel-Osco will make donations to two local organizations and a grammar school in the community. The company will recognize Catholic Charities by donating $5,000 to support its nutrition programs.
The Metropolitan Family Services also will receive $5,000 to support its community schools programsh. Jewel-Osco also will donate $500 to the Franklin Fine Arts Center.
The Ohio & State location is the first of many re-grand opening ceremonies that will occur in the upcoming months. Jewel-Osco is working on more than 25 remodels in stores across the Chicagoland area.