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New Jewel-Osco Hosts Happy Customers

Even Thursday's hot temperatures didn't appear to affect the enthusiasm of throngs of shoppers.


Navigating to the  at 12803 S. Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights could have been a little tough as remnants of construction still plague the area.

But that's why staff was on hand, directing people toward the entrance to the new store and giving them a lift back to their cars -- even as temperates neared 100 degrees during the store's grand opening Thursday.

The new location is more than 50,000 square feet and will boast a number of new features that the old location was lacking, including a wing bar, expanded deli section, olive bar and a larger meat and seafood section. 

A Wendy's  after the original 45-year-old building is demolished.

Irene Gram, who lives in Darien but works near the store, said the new location is "very, very nice," as she wheeled a cart of groceries away from the store.

"It is very convenient," she added.

Jerry and Gloria, a couple who live in the area who declined to give their last name, said they were grateful that the store stayed in Palos Heights -- even though the new store came with a bit of a learning curve.

"I'm glad they didn't close it. Now I just have to learn the store all over again," Gloria said with a laugh.

Jeanna Lonosky July 11, 2012 at 02:28 PM
would have been happier if , I was offered a map once entering the store!
Jeanna Lonosky July 11, 2012 at 02:29 PM
would have been happier if, I was offered a map upon entering the store!

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