I’m scheduled to appear tonight on WTTW’s Chicago Tonight public affairs show to discuss Safeway’srecently announced plans to sell its Chicago area Dominick’s stores, including the store at Gateway Center on Howard and Clark Streets. The show will air live tonight (Tuesday, October 22nd) at 7:00 on WTTW Channel 11 (my staff assistant will moderate tonight’s community meeting on the proposed garden at Howard and Ashland until I arrive after the show).
I am continuing to work closely with Mid-America Asset Management, Inc., the company that manages Gateway Center and we continue to remain hopeful that a grocer will be identified to occupy the site. I’ve been in communications with the senior management of one major food store chain and have spoken with owners of several independent grocers, all of whom have expressed strong interest in the site. I have reached out to several other major chains, as well.
I will continue to keep you informed of my progress.