Lines around Local Market by Shop & Save wrapped around the Jeffrey Plaza in South Shore on Wednesday morning. Despite the bitter cold weather, residents were excited to see what the new grocery store had to offer after being without one for six years.
Before the store opened to the public, the store owners, Eva and Cezary Jakubowski, along with Ald. Leslie Hairston (5th) and Maurice Cox, Commissioner of Planning and Development, held a press conference inside to welcome residents of South Shore to Local Market.
“This is truly a wonderful day for all of us. It has been a project that we have worked on for well over two years. Local Market was a store that was created for South Shore,” said Eva. “Our role is to hire locally, source ideas locally, source our employees locally, train locally. We had one goal in mind and that is to have a vibrant, thriving community around us. We hope that this store will be a part of that extension.”