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Ultra Foods opens in Prospect Heights

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  • Prospect Heights Mayor Nicholas Helmer, center, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Ultra Foods Tuesday morning.

       Prospect Heights Mayor Nicholas Helmer, center, cuts the ribbon at the grand opening of the new Ultra Foods Tuesday morning.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Pat Kennedy of Arlington Heights was the third customer through the checkout lane for clerk Shirley Whipple on the first day of the grand opening at Ultra Foods in Prospect Heights.

       Pat Kennedy of Arlington Heights was the third customer through the checkout lane for clerk Shirley Whipple on the first day of the grand opening at Ultra Foods in Prospect Heights.
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

  • Vicky Santana of Arlington Heights, and her grandson, Hector Magana, 7, pick out fresh nopales at the new Ultra Foods in Prospect Heights. Vicki said, "I like the prices."

       Vicky Santana of Arlington Heights, and her grandson, Hector Magana, 7, pick out fresh nopales at the new Ultra Foods in Prospect Heights. Vicki said, "I like the prices."
    Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

 
Daily Herald report

Prospect Heights celebrated the grand opening of Ultra Foods Tuesday morning, the new full service grocery at 1241 N. Rand Road.

Ultra Foods spent about $13 million to remodel the 87,000-square-foot store which had been a Dominick's until that store closed nearly nine years ago.

"Ultra is a class operation, and this store will be a showcase," Mayor Nick Helmer said. "That's why it has taken longer than we thought to open. They had to revamp everything: floors, ceilings, walls. It is one of the most beautiful stores in the area and will rival anything on the market today."

The store is expected to employ about 300 people both part-time and full-time, and is the chain's 12th outlet in the area.

The Prospect Heights store has a deli that carries domestic and European specialties and the store stocks an assortment of Polish, Eastern European, Russian, German, Italian, Mediterranean, Indian, kosher and Hispanic items in its international aisles.

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