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Soon-to-Close Dominick's Cutting Some Prices by 50%

The Joliet store at Essington and Caton Farm has not been sold, so prices are being slashed to clear shelves by Dec. 28.

With the Dominick's in Joliet and elsewhere in the Chicago area set to close Dec. 28, prices are being slashed on some items in order to clear store shelves.

Health, beauty and candy merchandise went on sale earlier this week, and today many items are set to be cut by as much as 50 percent, according to a report published by CBS 2.

Liquor will go on sale Monday, with some stores discounting it by 30 percent and others going half price, the story said.

The only items that won't be discounted are products such as name brand soda, fresh meat and produce, the story said.

The grocery store chain has been trying to sell its Chicago market stores, and some -- including the one at Black Road and Route 59 -- have been purchased by the Mariano's chain. Jewel has bought some, and has indicated it might buy more, but right now there's been no announced buyer for the store at Essington and Caton Farm roads.
bill witherspoon December 13, 2013 at 12:20 PM
Craziness and long lines BEWARE!!! Just left the Oswego location. Shelves getting bare. The end of an era is here.
PfieldJim December 13, 2013 at 06:51 PM
The store on Essington Rd in Joliet was a madhouse. People were very polite, though, even though it was crazy. I was there at 10:30am today. No carts to be found anywhere. Had to wait in the parking lot for 20 minutes to get one from someone leaving. After rushing through the store and packing a cart high and full, I then waited in line for nearly 2 hours to check out. Registers kept crashing from overload. I spent $210, but saved $248, and loaded an upright freezer and pantry with food. We are good for the winter (or until my sister and her kids arrive next weekend).
Tina Beaird December 16, 2013 at 03:04 PM
I am a 'regular' at the Dominick's in Oswego. I made the mistake of going there Friday morning, not knowing what was coming. Watching such unbridled greed from the hoards of people pushing 3 and 4 carts full of goods broke my heart. These employees are our friends and family who will be out of work in just a few short days. They showed such remarkable poise and grace in the face of such a demoralizing experience. I hope each of them finds peace this season and jobs quickly in 2014.
Ericus Alanas December 16, 2013 at 04:22 PM
Hopefully one day we wont need stores, just Walmart. Everyone can work at Walmart right?

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