Kohl's Supermarkets in the Chicago Area

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Kohl's Supermarkets in the Chicago Area

Post by Groceteria » 30 Oct 2006 00:18

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7175 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood IL

This one's pretty beautiful, methinks. I vaguely remember seeing a photo of a similarly-style Jewel at some point, but I'm not 100% certain. Could just be a very nice independent or some other chain. Ideas welcome.

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Re: 7175 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood IL

Post by GreenFalcon » 30 Oct 2006 01:08

Groceteria wrote: This one's pretty beautiful, methinks. I vaguely remember seeing a photo of a similarly-style Jewel at some point, but I'm not 100% certain. Could just be a very nice independent or some other chain. Ideas welcome.
Looks quite similar to a Kohl's pictured on this page:

http://groceteria.com/stores/capsules.html

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Re: 7175 N. Lincoln Ave., Lincolnwood IL

Post by Groceteria » 30 Oct 2006 01:12

GreenFalcon wrote: Looks quite similar to a Kohl's pictured on this page:

http://groceteria.com/stores/capsules.html
Indeed, but Kohl's was only in Wisconsin, I think -- and they even had a fairly limited range there.

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Post by rich » 30 Oct 2006 17:12

National had a few stores with rounded roofs in later years. I don't think I've seen Jewels like this.

Other possibilities worth raising (don't know if they ever had these designs): Hillman's (long gone chain that was upscale/downscale in an odd collection of locations) or Red Owl, which had some stores in the Chicago area.

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Post by mikeparkridge » 30 Oct 2006 20:01

There's a similar building on Dempster St. in Morton Grove and I could of sworn the lines going un and down were painted different colors.

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Was Kohl's

Post by LadyNoir » 07 Jun 2007 15:55

Nope, it was definately a Kohl's according to Chicago Tribune archives.

Kohl's did have locations in Chicago. According to a 1975 advertisement. The locations were:


Central and Addison
Elston and Kimball (which prior to that was a supermarket called Mayflower and it is now split between a Family Dollar and Unique Thrift Store)
2555 W Toughy (My father used to work around the corner from here and after it's life as Kohl's it was briefly a Butera than it proceeded to sit there unattended for I believe over a decade until various auto parts places took over. First USA Parts, then PepBoys and now Auto Zone)
4701 N Harlem (Now Value City and prior to that used to be Kmart)
5434 N Lincoln (not sure what is there now although I think it may have been Osco)
Toughy and Lincoln (the location the picture was taken)
2626 Golf Rd in Glenview
Rand and Central Rds in MT Prospect

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Post by Groceteria » 07 Jun 2007 16:39

LadyNoir wrote:Nope, it was definately a Kohl's according to Chicago Tribune archives.
Interesting. I had no idea Kohl's ever ventured south of Milwaukee.

Thanks a bunch and welcome aboard. The board is a little light on midwest history, so we'll look forward to hearing more.

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Post by LadyNoir » 07 Jun 2007 16:52

Groceteria wrote:Interesting. I had no idea Kohl's ever ventured south of Milwaukee.
Heh, heh. I had no idea Kohl's had food stores until about two years ago. Privelage of working in a library. How I found out was by chance. Around 2000 or so my parents used to frequent the Lincolnwood Produce place and I was curious as to its past because I currently live not too far from there. Just punched in the address at work and up came ads for Kohl's foods and the same goes for the one that was on Toughy and Rockwell. I had been curious about that old Kohl's/Butera as well especially when I was a kid and it sat abadoned there for a long long time. My father managed an apartment building around the corner and he used to contend with people who would take old carts from the place and use them by hiding them in the back stairwell. He suspected that they came from the old Butera because I think it had the Butera lettering on them. Too young to be knowledgable enough to (gasp) realize what a gem I had and take photos.

Thanks. I am glad to be here filling in the gaps. I hope to use my knowledge to discuss the Midwest more and not make it so under-represented. :o)

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Post by Groceteria » 07 Jun 2007 21:48

LadyNoir wrote:Heh, heh. I had no idea Kohl's had food stores until about two years ago. Privelage of working in a library.
They weren't directly cconnected to the department store chain, although I think the two families were related back down the line somewhere, sort of like Lowes Foods and Lowes Home Improvement, both founded in northwestern NC.

(Yer Humble Host is working on his MLIS, and hopes to have better library privileges soon too.)

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Post by LadyNoir » 08 Jun 2007 18:16

Funny I thought I had read that the two (Kohl's Department Store and Kohl's Foods) were related or maybe I was just assuming they were connected and one and the same.

I was reading an article some time ago about I believe the daughter of the Kohl's family patriarch and I think that is where I read about the connection. I have to relook at that. She also started the Kohl's Children's Museum which was in Wilmette but is now in Glenview. The family were big on philanthropy.

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Chicago, IL: Kohl's (?) that became Eagle and then Dominicks

Post by dtb305 » 23 Jan 2008 19:24

I remember when I was younger my family shopping a few times at Eagle Food Centers. The one we went to was very distinctive on the outside, a semi-elliptical facade with a roof supported inside by full length steel trusses with all the lighting suspended from the roof. From what I can remember from memory, the facade was split horizontally down the middle with windows below and striped (blue and red?) panels above. Talking to my Dad, I figured out where at least 5 of these interestingly designed stores were. He also thinks that they were originally Kohls Food Centers, but can't remember for certain. I found a picture of the design on the net and it is attached below. In the picture, the store is now a K-Mart (location unknown) and has its windows panelled over.

1) Hanover Park, corner of Barrington and Irving Park Road (IL-19) (torn down)
2) Schaumburg, corner of Weathersfield Way and Roselle Road (torn down)
3) Lincolnwood, corner of Touhy and Lincoln Ave (now an independent grocer)
4) Arlington Heights or Palatine, Dundee Road, east of Arlington Heights Road (not positive on that one or its status)
5) Dempster Road, around Niles (now a Medical office)

Later on, all the Eagles in Chicago closed and many were converted into Dominick's stores.

Anyone remember Kohls, Eagle, or this store design?
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Re: Chicago, IL: Kohl's (?) that became Eagle and then Dominicks

Post by Groceteria » 24 Jan 2008 09:01

dtb305 wrote:Anyone remember Kohls, Eagle, or this store design?
Welcome aboard.

The example you provided (the Kmart in NJ) is very similar to a Kohl's prototype, and there were apparently some stores of this design in Chicago per another thread on this board. The actual Kmart pictured was almost certainly not a Kohl's, though, since that chain never extended to the New Jersey area, but it is very similar.

I'm going to go ahead and merge these two threads.

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Re: Kohl's Supermarkets in the Chicago Area

Post by Groceteria » 25 Jan 2008 16:49

I've split the discussion of the Kmart/Penn Fruit/Shop-Rite in Paramus NJ into a new topic here:

http://www.groceteria.com/board/viewtop ... =16&t=2195

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Post by bigbubby » 26 Jan 2008 02:06

LadyNoir wrote:Funny I thought I had read that the two (Kohl's Department Store and Kohl's Foods) were related or maybe I was just assuming they were connected and one and the same.

According to Wikipedia, they were. BATUS bought the Kohl company in 1972, and spun off the supermarkets to A&P in 1983.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohl%27s

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Re: Kohl's Supermarkets in the Chicago Area

Post by kbraker510 » 04 Mar 2008 00:45

there is a kohls grocery store in ottowa and columbus grove ohio still open

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