This Old Cub

Just got back from Cub Foods on Elston in Logan Square. Everyone’s bummed, they’ve got til around December 1 before the place is cleared out. Everything must go! I don’t know about you but that’s my grocery store, so I’m not happy either. It’s cheap as hell right now though, even if they’re out of some things already. Booze, namely. That is the saddest aisle I’ve ever seen, that brightly lit, empty beer aisle at Cub. I’m not sure what’s going in its place, the cashier told me but I didn’t understand what she said. She kind of spit it out angrily, the name of the place, and I didn’t want to ask her to say it again. Ah, old Cub Foods, you were good to me, yes you were. Back to Dominick’s now, I guess? Jewel? Trader Joe’s? Anything but Aldi!

5 Comments so far

  1. E (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 1:29 pm

    It was bought by Strack and Van Til, which if I’m not mistaken is a high-end grocery store. I just wonder if they’ll keep the TCF bank branch. Not only was that my store, but my bank, too!


  2. tankboy (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 2:49 pm

    The Dominick’s on Belmont isn’t too bad.

    And there’s always Tony’s!


  3. Danny Doom (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 3:41 pm

    Tony’s? What’s that about? They got a nize Italian beef there?


  4. E (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 4:14 pm

    Yeah, Tony’s has actually been my go-to place for the small runs between “full shops” at Cub. I dunno about if they got the I-talian beefs but the deli counter is better stocked than Cub. I loves me some Sara Lee Cajun Turkey!


  5. tankboy (unregistered) on October 27th, 2006 @ 4:30 pm

    Tony’s is a privately owned store at Central Park and Fullerton … not too far from your place, I think, Danny.

    I don’t buy my cold cuts from them, but they too are my “in-between” stop for basics.



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