Mariano's NewCity opening, girls in cocktail glasses and an After School Matters donation

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)

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