Save-A-Lot Supermarket Will Replace Whole Foods in Englewood
The former Whole Foods on 63rd Street and Halsted in Englewood, once touted as the start of a new chapter for a neighborhood that has long struggled with access to high-quality fresh food, will now be a Save-A-Lot, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The store will be operated by Yellow Banana, a grocery company owned by Cleveland-based investment firm 127 Wall Holdings LLC. Yellow Banana operates 38 Save-A-Lot grocery stores nationally.
Yellow Banana’s lease on the former Whole Foods building began Jan. 1, co-founder Michael Nance told the Tribune. Nance said the company hopes to open the store in February but has not committed to a date.
Developer Leon Walker of DL3 Realty told the Tribune that Whole Foods had selected Yellow Banana as the sublessee of the Englewood store. The Englewood store will also have a bakery, a hot food bar and a coffee bar, Nance said.
Pictured: A Save-A-Lot location in Dublin, OH. Photo courtesy McHugh Construction.