New Mariano’s Features In-store Culinary Center

Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc. opened its 11th Mariano's location today at 678 N. York Street in Elmhurst, Ill.

In addition to traditional grocery offerings, including a produce selection with more than 250 organic options as well as prepared offerings from the bakery and deli, the Elmhurst location is home to the new "In the Kitchen with Mariano's," an in-store culinary center designed for cooking demonstrations and educational events. Customers can expect an array of tailored programming on healthy eating, seasonal recipe ideas and other topics given by guest speakers and Mariano's own experts.

"At Mariano's, it's very important to us to become an integral part of each community we join," said Roundy's chairman and CEO, Bob Mariano. "We are able to do that by creating a truly unique shopping environment where the customer's well-being is first priority."

The Elmhurst community can expect familiar Mariano's amenities, including Squeez'd, Mariano's own smoothie bar, as well as the Vero café, which offers authentic Italian coffee and homemade gelato. Other dine-in or take-out options will be available at the OKI Sushi bar and soup and salad bars as well.

For customers looking to complement their meal, Mariano's walk-in beer cooler includes both regional and global selections, and the Luxury Wine Wall will house 1,000 wines with personal picks from Mariano's wine expert.

The store will kick off the grand opening with an assortment of samples, many from local vendors, and an appearance by chef Tony Baker of Ocean Mist on Thursday, June 27, at 11:00 a.m.

Founded in Milwaukee in 1872, Roundy’s operates 161 retail grocery stores and 100 pharmacies under the Pick 'n Save, Copps, Rainbow, Metro Market and Mariano's banners in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois.

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