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A Save-A-Lot supermarket will operate in a space formerly occupied by Whole Foods Market, which closed its store in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood

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.


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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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