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MARIANO'S IS COMING TO THE FORMER SEARS LOCATION ON NORTHWEST HIGHWAY/RT. 14
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.
FORMER WALMART and GROCERY STORE LOCATION on NOTHWEST HIGHWAY/RT. 14
The Crystal Court shopping center has several owners. Walmart/JCPenney owned its parcel, the former grocery store has another owner and the strip mall portion has two other owners. Trying to get all of the owners on the same page to redevelop the area is and has been challenging, especially under the economic conditions recently experienced by all of us. However, as the economy improves, new development opportunities are arising, and one of those opportunities is that the new owner of these parcels is in the preliminary stages of planning a mixed use residential and retail development, which will be able to take advantage of the outstanding views of Three Oaks Recreation Area. As more information is available, we will post it here.
Here is an article from the Northwest Herald dated 2/15/16 which provides more information.