The wait is nearly over for Bronzeville residents as a new Mariano’s approaches its October 11 opening date.

According to DNAinfo, the upscale grocery store on Martin Luther King Drive and Pershing Road will hire 400 people.It will be located on the former Ida B Wells project site, named after the African American journalist who was an early leader in the Civil Rights Movement.

When the development was announced two years ago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said it would help reduce “food deserts” and increase access to fresh food in the city. Steele Consulting has spearheaded dozens of developments in the area over the decades, which has helped prime the neighborhood for further commercial growth.

“Mariano’s is one of my top choices for grocery shopping,” said Steele Consulting Group CEO Hasani Steele. “I like their innovative concept and I think it will only enhance the area and encourage other commercial development to continue.”

View SCG projects in the area using the map below and to read the full story, please go to DNAinfo.

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