On Wednesday, July 19, 2017 Jewel Osco commemorated the grand opening of their new prototype store in Deerfield, Illinois with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The 61,940 square foot grocery store is located at the corner of Waukegan and Lake Cook Roads in Deerfield, Illinois.
The store opening is significant for ICI as it marks a continuation of our existing relationship with the grocer; a relationship that originated in 2001 and entailed 7 store renovations throughout the Chicagoland area and one new construction store in Downers Grove, Illinois.
The Deerfield store was a complex build. The new store was constructed between an existing strip center and a small portion of the existing Jewel store that remained open during construction.
The construction site presented several logistical challenges. Shoppers for the existing Jewel as well as the adjacent tenants entered and exited the strip mall in close proximity to the east and north of the tight site. Deliveries for the adjacent tenants passed the western border of the site. As a result, the project required close coordination with the surrounding tenants and strict adherence to all ICI safety policies.
In recent years, Jewel-Osco has undergone a significant refresh in the Chicago marketplace. The grocer has remodeled more than 70 of their 185 stores. The Deerfield store is yet another steps toward the retailer’s goal of maintaining a consistent Jewel brand.The striking façade of the new store incorporates a mixture of metal panel and masonry. The design of the Deerfield location signifies a departure from other Jewel Osco stores and establishes an updated, fresher look. Additionally, it provides increased offerings and amenities such as fresh sushi, a juice bar, a customer seating area as well as expanded departments (floral, pharmacy, seafood / meats, express check-out lanes).