Trish just emailed that the former Downers Grove Dominick’s on Ogden is becoming an Angelo Caputo’s! They’re slated to open around the end of May.
Let’s just lump all our dizzifying news announcements today, mm-kay?
Jewel buying more Dominick’s
- 763 Howard Street in Chicago
- 424 W. Division in Chicago
- 3243 S. 115th St in Merrionette Park
- 800 NW Highway in Fox River Grove
- 345 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich.
Jewel parent company is buying Safeway (who just closed Dominick’s)
Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerebus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.
Under terms of the long-rumored deal, Safeway will merge its brands with Albertsons. The Idaho-based grocer, the naton’s fifth-largest, is controlled by Cerberus, which operates more than 1,100 stores under the Albertsons, Acme, Jewel-Osco and Shaw’s brands.
Wait, so they closed our Dominick’s and now Jewel is merging with Safeway? I’m so confused… lol.
Staples will be closing up to 225 stores by 2015
Staples said Thursday it will close 225 stores in North America by the end of 2015 amid falling fourth-quarter revenue as sales increasingly shift online.
Keep stocking up on that free after rebate paper while you can!
Did I miss anything?
Or is that enough news for today. 🙂
And here’s another more heartwarming Dominick’s farewell photo sent in by feelgood — this one from the Homer Glen store, which will be transitioning into a Jewel-Osco later this week. Here’s hoping that the remaining unsold stores will find new buyers soon, and best of luck to the former Dominick’s employees at those stores not being converted to Jewels, in their search for new employment.
Thanks to Kathryn for sending this one over — the above YouTube parody video was made by an employee at the Glen Ellyn Dominick’s, who was suspended on his last day (yes, really!) once word got out. Read the story at the Elmhurst Patch and on NBC 5 Chicago. Suspended or no — I think he may have a future in advertising!
This is so sad. I was just thinking about all the things I will miss from Dominick’s, not the least some of the employees who don’t deserve this, especially right after Christmas. But I thought it might be useful to talk about some of the products and regular sales you’ll miss, to see if other people have suggestions for alternatives. Off the top of my head, here are a few of mine:
- Cheap spinach and salad with the Fresh Ideas coupons every month.
- Clearance meat.
- Random Just for U personalized deals, freebies, and crazy fun.
- Sales on Herdez salsa cans, which are great for cooking.
- Lucerne organic half & half, which was always a good price.
- Non-dairy coconut milk yogurt, esp. on clearance, for Dairy Free Junior High Guy.
- Cottonelle, because $5 Friday + a Catalina was always the best deal in town.
- Ice Mountain Sparkling water — you could always count on it going on sale for $.50 sometime when the $1.00/2 coupons were out.
- Random buy four save $4 sales that often made things like granola bars, applesauce pouches, and more free after coupon + Catalina.
What products are you going to miss? If you have products you’ll miss or suggestions for replacements, please comment here!
As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®, I’m sharing information about NickMom and the darndest things my kids — and kids there — say! All opinions in this post are my own.
This Nickelodeon site was new to me — but worth checking out when you need a laugh! Over at the NickMom Kids Say of the Day, find one funny “kids say the goofiest things” quote of the day from real moms.
And, if you’re like me, this might inspire you to think of some of the embarrassing-at-the-time-yet-too-darn-funny-later lines your kids have come up with. Junior High Guy was just full of these when he was younger. Like… there was the time we were in Barnes & Noble when he was about 4, standing in line at their Starbucks, where the guy working behind the counter had shoulder length-hair and a nicely trimmed beard. My little guy takes one look at him, and at the top of his lungs, shouts: “Hey Mom! Look at that MAN LADY! BWAHAHAHA MAN LADY!”
Luckily, the guy had a sense of humor about it…
And gosh… I don’t know what it is about stores. Do these things always happen to you in a store? Again, Junior High Guy was Much Younger Guy at this point, happily sitting in the shopping cart, rolling through our local Jewel-Osco singing at the top of his voice: “Found a PENIS, found a PENIS… Found a PEEEEENIS right now…” So I try to tell him: “No, honey, it’s peaNUT.” “No Mommy, they call it a PE-NIS! Peanuts are what you EAT!”
Yeah. That. So you might want to check out NickMom for their community — I’m glad I’m not the only one these things happen to, lol. Here’s a place for you to go to, when the kids go to bed. I’m looking at their Kids Say of the Day right now, and enjoying “Mom, was everything in black and white when you were little?” Yeah, Junior High Guy recently prefaced something he asked me with: “In the OLDEN DAYS when you were a kid…” Gosh, thanks! lol
One more, so that Mr. 6 doesn’t feel neglected. So, he and Junior High Guy decide to play Scrabble. This is not really a fair contest against a first grader, until Mr. 6 puts down: NPR. Junior High Guy says, “That’s not a word!” Mr.6 comes back with: “Well, why do they say it on the RADIO, then?!”
Well played, Mr. 6. Well played indeed.
Wanna play too? What are some of the funniest things your kids have said lately?
Dominick’s has released a letter to employees saying that all unsold stores will be closing on Dec. 28.
In the memo to employees, Dewayne Howard, Dominick’s director of human resources, said all employees will be “separated” and “the closures are expected to be permanent.”
Dominick’s employs about 6600 people in IL.
Whoa! Look what Pete just sent over: Dominick’s owner Safeway exiting Chicago Market.
Safeway Inc., the owner of Dominick’s Finer Foods, announced today it’s getting out of Chicago.
The parent of Oak Brook-based Dominick’s said in a statement it “intends to exit the Chicago market . . . by early 2014.”
It’s a very short article — there’s also a one-sentence announcement in the Tribune online, but that’s about it — with promises of “more to come.” I’ll update you when there’s more info available; it looks like they’ll be selling the stores, but it’s not clear if they mean to another chain, or just the properties.