- Grocery for Bronzeville - Sept. 27, 2008
- Roundy's to open grocery store in Bronzeville - Feb. 18, 2009
It should be noted as well that Mariano's has been expanding in Chicago and there is already one open in downtown Chicago at Monroe/Halsted. Another is currently being built in the South Loop neighborhood located at 16th/Clark Streets. Mariano's is aiming for a spot at Pershing Rd. (or 39th Street) & State Street which was once the site of the former Ida B. Wells Homes and the development where the store is located is to be called "Oakwood Shores".
Also the Wal-Mart that's coming to Bronzeville is expected to be located at Pershing Rd (or again 39th Street) and King Drive which is also a site of another former housing project long since razed. It's expected to be a "supercenter" such as the one being built near 111th & Bishop Ford Expressway in Pullman. It'll be just like the stores on 83rd and the one in Austin. The article also reported that in 2012, Wal-Mart had already signed a 20 year lease to anchor a mixed use project at 47th/Cottage Grove with one of their small store formats.
What do you think of these developments?