Mariano's groundbreaking Monday in Des Plaines
A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Monday for the new Mariano's grocery store on the northeast corner of Golf and Mount Prospect roads in Des Plaines.
The ceremony is scheduled for 7:30 a.m., marking the start of construction on the store, which is expected to open in the first quarter of 2017. The $24 million project also includes $670,000 in upgrades to neighboring Blackhawk Park, on which the park district agreed to grant the developer an easement for a driveway leading to the store's parking lot.
Former offices and the garage of Motor Coach Industries were demolished in January to make way for the new building.