Dominick's supermarkets will close Dec. 28 if individual stores haven't been sold by then, the company said in a memo to employees Thursday.
Employees will lose their jobs on that date, and "the closures are expected to be permanent," said the memo obtained by Crain's Chicago Business.
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Dominick's owner Safeway Inc., which bought the chain 15 years ago, said earlier this month that it will exit the Chicago market and close any of the 72 stores that were not sold. Four in Chicago have been sold the parent company of Jewel.
Robert Edwards, president and CEO of Safeway, said at the time that the company has started marketing the stores and had "received significant interest."