Milwaukee Roundyâ€™s Supermarkets announced Tuesday that it plans to open 15 to 25 grocery stores in the Chicago area during the next several years. The stores will be a part of an expansion plan that includes two new locations opening in its home base of Milwaukee.
According to Robert Mariano, chairman and CEO of Roundyâ€™s, "Economically, [Chicago] is a vibrant, growing city. We are focused on the cityâ€”all markets and all neighborhoods."
Mariano added that Roundy's leaders have toured Chicago several times with city planners to scout sites. The company previously planned two store openings in Chicagoâ€”one to open at Monroe and Halsted streets later this year or in early 2009 and the other to open at 1515 N. Halsted.
Roundy's is a full-service supermarket, with most stores a minimum of 50,000 sq. ft.