Wednesday, October 4, 2017 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Rev. Jesse Jackson, Maywood Mayor Edwenna Perkins and other local elected officials and community leaders during a Dec. 21, 2016 press conference held before the Aldi in Maywood closed on Christmas Eve. | File
The former Maywood Aldi — the full-service grocery store, located at 215 W. Madison St., which closed last December — could open its doors to another food retailer, according to a village official.
During an Oct. 3 regular board meeting, Maywood Trustee Isiah Brandon said that “there’s a contract on the [former] Aldi location.”
Brandon said that he found out the information while attending a conference convened by the International Council of Shopping Centers in Chicago last week.
“Cross your fingers and let’s pray everything goes well,” he said. “There is a contract on the Aldi location with a business that is a meat market type of business.”
Brandon said that he spoke directly to the real estate broker for the Aldi location, along with village officials, including Maywood’s business development coordinator, Angela Smith, and David Myers, the assistant village manager.
“It’s important to have representation at these sort of gatherings so we know what is happening in our neighborhood, who is looking at our community and [that we try] to figure out what assistance we can provide,” Brandon said. “It is so very much important that we are part of the conversation regarding development and retail.”
Aldi officials could not be reached for comment on Wednesday evening. VFP
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