Lake Forest officials will soon review a redevelopment proposal that includes the construction of a Whole Foods Market at the southeast corner of Route 60 and Saunders Road, GazeboNews reported.
Whole Foods announced its plans for a 45,000-square-foot Lake Forest store on its website in July. The company hopes to open the store in 2015, it said in its press release.
“This new location will allow us to create lasting connections within the Lake Forest community and provide greater convenience to our customers who might otherwise had to travel to one of our other locations,” Michael Bashaw, Whole Foods Market midwest regional president, said in the release. “We look forward to building strong relationships with community groups within the City of Lake Forest and the opportunity to serve our neighbors in meaningful ways.”
Lake Forest officials have received a preliminary plan from the potential developer, but have not been in touch with Whole Food representatives, Catherine Czerniak, director of community development, told GazeboNews.
The redevelopment proposal will be presented to the Lake Forest Plan Commission at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at City Hall, according to GazeboNews.
The news comes as Safeway prepares to close its 72 Chicago-area Dominick’s stores, which include a location in Lake Bluff. Some Patch readers have said they’d like to see a Whole Foods replace that store.