We attended a kick-ass opening party for Mariano's NewCity at 1500 N. Clybourn hosted by Nina and Bob (Mariano) and Roundy's Supermarkets! With dramatic decor by Tom Kehoe Designs and showgirls in martini glasses provided by ZZAZZ Productions, this by-invite-only party was a happening! The store is now open and features a patisserie, specialty cheese and charcuterie shop and oyster bar. This is NOT your grandma's supermarket!
In celebration of the new opening, the Roundy's Foundation made a $10,000 donation to After School Matters, a non-profit that provides opportunities to more than 15,000 Chicago high school teens yearly.
Guests seen on the scene included the Landan Twins, Ken Norgan, John Walcher, Gale and Jay Gottlieb, Hedwig and Bob Golant, Pam Sage, Deputy Mayor Steven Koch, Mickey Segal, Ji Suk Yi, Kathleen Henson, Lorin Adolph, Carol and Dominic DiFrisco, Tracey DiBuono, Jim Karas, Shaun Rajah and Jasper Nowell, Denise Tomasello, Tracey and Russ Scurto, Amanda Puck and Billy Rairigh, Toni Canada, Ron Gidwitz, Dorothy Whealan and Jolenta Reuge among many others.
Congrats and welcome! (Awesome photos by Mila Samokhina)
If you enjoy my posts, please subscribe to Candid Candace here on Chicago Now. Type your email address in the box below and click the "create subscription" button. My list is completely spam free, and you can opt out at any time, but I hope you won't! You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, my award-winning internet show, "Candid Candace TV ", my blog, CandidCandace.com and, of course, every Sunday in the Chicago Tribune (Candid Candace in Life & Style) Thank you!
Filed under: citylife
Tags: After School Matters, Amanda Puck, Bob Golant, Bob Mariano, Denise Tomasello, Deputy Mayor Steve Koch, Dominic DiFrisco, Gale Gottlieb, Hedwig Golant, Jasper Nowell, Jay Gottlieb, Ji Suk Yi, Jim Karas, John Walcher, Kathleen Henson, Kehoe Designs, Landan twins, Loren Adolph, Mariano's, Mariano's NewCity, Mickey Segal, Mila Samokhina, Nina Mariano, Ron Gidwitz, Roundy's Supermarkets, Shaun Rajah, Tom Kehoe, Toni Canada