Palos Heights welcomes a newly built to town Thursday morning.
Opening at 6 a.m. on June 28, the new store will feature more space, an increased deli section and a more open layout.
Gayle Richtsteig, the store director, is busy with her staff preparing for the big opening.
"I think the customers are going to love it," she said. "They have been telling us at the old store how excited they are."
Associates will be wearing new uniforms and guiding customers through the new products during the opening. New features include a wing bar, expanded deli section, olive bar and a larger meat and seafood section.
The location is the first newly constructed Jewel store since 2010, when one was built in Chicago's Lake View neighborhood.
Employees were still hard at work Wednesday afternoon putting the finishing touches on displays and preparing for the grand opening. The new location will employ about 15 to 20 more employees than the old, and is 10,000 square feet larger.
The old store will be demolished and cleared by Labor Day.
A drive up pharmacy kiosk will be added, as well as a Wendy's restaurant.