Dominick's to Close Orland Park Store on Oct. 2
Dominick's says its Orland Park store is not profitable and will close the doors at the beginning of October.
Orland Park's supermarket scene, which recently took a hit when Randy's Market shut down, will suffer another blow on Oct. 2 when Dominick's closes its store at 15080 S. LaGrange Road.
"It was a business decision made by the company," Dominick's Director of Public Affairs Lauri Sanders said Wednesday.
"The Orland Park store is a casualty of not being able to be a part of a profitable business," she said.
Sanders did know how many workers would be affected by the shutdown, but said Dominick's was committed to helping them during the transition.
"Our goal is 100 percent transfer or absorption into the company," she said.
A spokeswoman for Local 881 of the United Food & Commercial Workers Union said all non-management workers at the Orland store are members of the UFCW and by contract are allowed to transfer to other stores in the chain.
"Usually, transfers are done regionally," she said. "Workers from Orland Park most likely would transfer to nearby stores such as Palos Heights or Frankfort."
The Orland store was older and slightly smaller than newer stores and did not have some of the latest features such as a Blockbuster Express machine, Starbucks and an in-store Chase Bank.
Another Orland Park supermarket, Green Food and Produce, closed earlier this year at 11333 W. 159th St. in the former Bobak's Plaza.