By the end of the year, the empty Strack & Van Til store on Route 59 will be reopened as Tony's Finer Foods.
The Itasca-based grocery store chain, with eight stores mostly in the Chicago area, plans to open a full-service supermarket at the 2300 Route 59 Joliet location, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News.
Tony’s can compete in the area, Director of Human Resources Jim Marnos told the paper, because each store is tailored to the area in which it's located and features foods produced by local vendors.
“The fresh produce is delivered daily," Marnos said in the article. "The owner still goes out to the market every week and hand-selects produce to bring into the stores.”