[dropcap]L[/dropcap]ast Wednesday was a memorable day for the community of Belmont Cragin and Avondale. The official groundbreaking for the new Cermak Fresh Market Grocery took place outside of the 22.5-acre complex, formerly Marshall Field’s Warehouse located on 4000 W. Diversey. Ald. Milly Santiago (31st Ward), 4K Diversey Partners and the owners of the new grocer were present to commence the ceremony.
Santiago was the first to break the wall. A sledgehammer and hardhat were all used to make this groundbreaking official.
“This is an exciting day for the residents of the 31st Ward, who for years have been wondering what that piece of land will be turned into”, said Santiago. “This new grocer will bring 200 jobs into this ward and for other surrounding areas.”
Cermak Fresh Market Grocery expects to make its grand opening in time for the holidays.
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