Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Deal is expected to be finalized this spring.
Jewel-Osco parent company Supervalu on Thursday announced it will sell the grocery store chain — along with its Albertsons, Acme, Shaw’s and Star Market chains — in a $3.3 billion deal. Jewel-Osco’s Palos-area stores are located on Harlem Avenue in Palos Heights and at 9652 W 131st St. in Palos Park. The grocery stores, plus affiliated in-store Osco and Sav-On pharmacies, are being sold to a consortium of investors led by Cerberus Capital Management, according to the Minnesota-based Supervalu. The deal, which includes $100 million in cash and $3.2 billion in debt, is expected to close this spring, according to the Chicago Tribune. The five grocery store chains will be acquired by Cerberus affiliate AB Acquisition, the paper reported. After…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Maurice Perteete had waited in line Tuesday at the Palos Heights Jewel, only to find out the shipment was delayed. He finally got his box of sweet treats, but not without a goodwill gesture.
Maurice Perteete was among the more than 100 people on Tuesday who had expected the last boxes of Hostess Twinkies to grace the aisles of the Palos Heights Jewel-Osco. When the announcement came that the shipment was delayed until the following day, he and the many others—some who waited up to five hours—left disappointed that they had missed their chance at the store-bought confection. Hostess liquidated its assets after a bankruptcy judge gave his approval and has said it will stop making its iconic brands. Hoping beyond hope, the 42-year-old Alsip contractor returned to the Palos Heights store on Wednesday for a chance at one of the remaining one. Walking by the metal cart and undecorated cardboard packaging containing the Twinkies, …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
More than 100 people came to the Palos Heights Jewel on Tuesday, expecting the sweet treat. Police were called when store management became concerned the crowd might revolt after finding out there were no Twinkies.
A shipment of Twinkies that was scheduled to arrive Tuesday is expected to hit shelves tonight at the Jewel-Osco in Palos Heights. Jewel confirmed Wednesday afternoon that the shipment will come sometime between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m. The Palos Heights store is among 40 stores throughout the Chicago area scheduled to receive Twinkies tonight, said Karen May, executive communications manager for Jewel-Osco. Palos Heights police were called to the store Tuesday after management worried the more than 100 people gathered waiting for the Hostess-brand confections would become unruly when the delayed shipment was announced. “There was no riot. Nobody was upset," said Palos Heights Deputy Chief Dave Delaney. The Jewel-Osco in Palos Park sold out of …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The old Palos Heights Jewel-Osco building is being torn down this week.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
The old Palos Heights Jewel-Osco building is being torn down this week.
The new Jewel-Osco in Palos Heights opened on June 28 and workers are moving quickly to tear down the old structure. Located directly behind the old building at 127th Street and Harlem Avenue, the new Jewel features a larger store and modern shopping amenities. The site will soon be home to a Wendy's and an additional out-lot is also planned. The project also required extensive drainage work and a new stoplight at Ishnala Drive. Read More:
Friday, June 29, 2012
Even Thursday's hot temperatures didn't appear to affect the enthusiasm of throngs of shoppers.
Navigating to the new Jewel-Osco store 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 restaurant will begin construction after the original 45-year-old building is demolished. Irene Gram, who lives in Darien but works near the …
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
A newly constructed Jewel-Osco will open Thursday morning in Palos Heights behind the old building on 127th Street and Harlem Avenue. Patch gives you a look inside before the Grand Opening.
Palos Heights welcomes a newly built Jewel-Osco 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. Read:New Jewel-Osco to Open This Thursday 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 Palos Heights location is the first newly constructed Jewel store since 2010, …
After years of planning and building, the new Jewel-Osco in Palos Heights will open its doors for business Thursday, June 28. Read about all the shiny new details.
Out with the old, in with the new. The new Jewel-Osco, 12803 S. Harlem Avenue, will open its doors at 6 a.m. on Thursday, June 28. The old store, which will be torn down in the coming months, closes for good at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The new location is more than 50,000 square feet and will boast a number of new features that the old location was lacking. A Wendy's restaurant will begin construction after the original 45-year-old building is demolished. Patch will be given a tour of the new store Wednesday afternoon, look for pictures later today. The new Jewel will also contain a TCF Bank branch and a drive-up kiosk will also be added for those filling prescriptions. Other features of the new store include: Update: Take a look at our …
Thursday, June 7, 2012
The inside scoop on new businesses in town.
This Italian beef stand will feature a recipe familiar to many. The restaurant will open in the Tiffany Square Shopping Center at 7230 W. College Drive in the spot formerly occupied by Cafe Roma. Italian sandwiches, Vienna Beef hot dogs and Polish sausage will also be on the menu. Remodeling is underway and the target opening date is toward the end of June. The ever-popular convenience store will set up shop at 11900 S. Harlem Avenue in the space between Tastee Freez and Mona Lisa. Building permits were just approved. This driving school facility recently opened up shop across from Stagg High School at 8134 W. 111th Street. The school opened in May and has both adult and teen classes. For more info check out their website. The new Palos…
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Benefit, arts, entertainment, family friendly and government events happening this weekend, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2, in the Orland, Palos, Tinley and Oak Forest area.
The perfect weekend activity can be just as difficult to find as Bigfoot, the Loch Ness monster or a Chicago highway without traffic. Have faith! Patch has come to the rescue with the best bets for the weekend. So, set aside that low-quality video camera, put down your fishing rod and discover the weekend. For the Love of Liz - Benefit for Elizabeth Corley Friday, September 30, 7pm | 115 Bourbon Street Help Elizabeth Corley as she battles brain tumors and their side effects while trying to care for a daughter. Tickets include food, wine, beer and entertainment, and are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. JEWEL-OSCO's "Give a Little, Feed a Lot" Food Drive Daily Until September 30, All Day | Jewel Osco "Give a Little, Feed a Lot" in Jewel-…