Mariano's Fresh Market Thinks the South Side is Cool

I have to say, growing up in the far south suburbs, it gets pretty old hearing about how there are so many cooler places up north, west, and in the city. It is like we can't sit at the cool kids table.

Well today, I got news for you because something way cool is coming to the South side. Mariano’s Fresh Market is making its way to Frankfort! BOOYA! Guess who just got moved to the cool kid table. Ok, maybe you’re not as excited as I am, but anytime a business like Mariano’s comes to the south side, it makes me proud. Also, because I love to cook, grocery stores (especially ones as nice a Mariano's) are my jam.

For those of you who don’t know, Mariano’s is a grocery store which has several awesome amenities. They offer a café with over 75 choices in prepared foods every day. Also, they have a full service bakery, deli, and butcher. Their wine section is to die for, and they have an awesome selection of specialty cheeses. I’ve been to the Vernon Hills location and it is reminiscent to Wegman’s (for those of you from the East coast).

The new location in Frankfort will be at LaGrange Road and Route 30. Still don’t know where that is? Type in your GPS, I promise you won’t fall off the face of the earth. Frankfort announced recently that the Mariano’s Fresh Market is planning to open in early summer of 2013. The location is predicted to be the same set-up and size as the HUGE Vernon Hills location, complete with café, bakery and other awesome conveniences.

For more information about Mariano’s Fresh Market, click here.

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  • My husband works near the Mariano's downtown. It is our favorite grocery store now. He is always there getting this or that -- as long as he can carry it home easily. Last Friday I went down to meet him for lunch and we spent an hour in the store stocking up on stuff. Since I had the car downtown I might as well take advantage of it, right?

  • In reply to Shari Schmidt:

    Absolutely! They are building two more Downtown locations as well. We saw when we were on our way home yesterday. I am so glad that a quality grocery store with competitive prices is making its way South side.

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