True or South Loop Urban Legend?
I know, I know, you’ve heard this rumor a million times since you moved to the South Loop. New fuel was added to that fire this past Saturday at the State of the South Loop meeting with Aldermen Fioretti and Dowell.
A Supermarket is Coming to that Address
During his address, Fioretti said that a supermarket would be opening up in the old Sam’s wine store. He added that he couldn’t mention the name, but that it would be upscale. Well, that could suggest Trader Joe’s. But what about Fox and Obel? As some of us may recall, before Sam’s moved in, it was rumored that Fox and Obel was opening at Roosevelt and Wabash. In fact, this rumor actually made the pages of the Tribune, as I remember.
Most Supermarkets in Town
When the new supermarket opens, whichever one it is, I think the South Loop will have set some kind of record for the most supermarkets concentrated in a very narrow corridor; they’ll all be within walking distance of each other.
I’m hoping for Trader Joe’s. I love the one at 44 E. Ontario St., but it’s a bit of a hassle shopping there if you don’t have a car. One within four blocks of my house would be heaven. That means I’ll never run out of peanut butter and organic jelly!
What do you think? Is Trader Joe’s coming or not?
UPDATE: It's official. Trader Joe's has applied for a business license for 1147 S. Wabash Ave. Click here for details.