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Demolition of the existing Sears store and groundbreaking for Mariano's is planned for spring of 2017, with construction lasting throughout the year, leading to an estimated opening in 2018. The 74,800-square-foot building will feature Mariano’s signature glass rotunda which houses a café area for customers. The store’s interior will be unique to Crystal Lake, offering a vast assortment of freshly prepared meal options and an extensive award-winning produce department.

Mayor Aaron Shepley said “We are excited to welcome Mariano’s to the Crystal Lake business community. Mariano’s is a premier grocer that offers quality products, variety, exceptional service and convenience and this is a perfect location for them".

Continental Properties Company and Sears Holdings Corp., are joint venture partners in the development.   

Pictures Courtesy Roundy’s Supermarkets, Inc.

Spring has Sprung in Crystal Lake

Crystal Lake has been a flurry of activity with new businesses lately. New restaurants and retail stores will be popping up all over town this spring. Kicking off the 2017 spring openings is the Olive Tap in downtown Crystal Lake at 68 N. Williams Street with their grand re-opening celebration on April 21st from 4:30-6:30pm. Come out and sample new products, wine, and local cheese, and take advantage of special raffles and promotions including 15% off products during this special event.

As spring gets into full swing, Bucky’s Gas Station will open by the end of this month, featuring a 10,000 square-foot store for one-stop convenience, at the intersection of Pyott and Rakow Roads. The M Supper Club will be opening its doors the first week of May at 394 W. Virginia Street, adding another fine dining establishment to the area.

Other businesses opening later this spring are Matt’s Express Car Wash, offering a top-of-the-line car wash at a reasonable price, in front of Wal-Mart on Route 31 and Breaking Bread, a gourmet sandwich shop in the Country Corners Shopping Center located at 250 W. Virginia St.

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