CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — After six years without a grocery store, Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood finally has one. Local Market opened Wednesday in a place that had previosly been a Dominicks.
The owners of Local Market, Eva and Cezar Jakubowski cut a ribbon Wednesday opening the new store, located at 71st and Jeffery, as hundreds waited outside in the cold – some for many hours for free groceries.
“Local Market is a store that was created for South Shore. Our goal is to hire locally, source ideas locally,” said Eva Jakubowski. “We have been able to hire 180 people, the majority from the local community.”