ROGERS PARK — Loyola University students may soon have a place to buy groceries on campus.
Go Grocer owner Gregory Stellatos said he plans to open his fourth store in Loyola's Granada Center in "about two months."
Stellatos said the store, which will be inside a former storefront occupied by a portion of Loyola's bookstore at 6435 N. Sheridan Road would be a copy of his other stores in Lakeview, Wicker Park and the South Loop.
The stores sell fresh produce and other groceries, as well as ready-made sandwiches, salads and wraps. Some products are organic.
The store also sells wine, beer and a "small, hand-selected section" of spirits, Stellatos said.
Ald. Joe Moore (49th) confirmed the plans. He introduced an ordinance to the City Council earlier this month to lift a packaged goods liquor license moratorium on North Sheridan Road between Albion Avenue and North Broadway.
If passed, the ordinance should clear the way for Go Grocer to obtain a liquor license.
Stellatos said the license is the only thing he was waiting for before starting to renovate the storefront. He said he signed a 20-year lease with Loyola.
"We’re basically all good to go," he said.
Go Grocer would also accept Loyola's "Dining Dollars," which are included in students' meal plans and can be spent at university dining halls, coffee shops and food courts, Stellatos said.
Loyola spokesman Steven Christensen would not comment on Go Grocer's plans.
"We are still working to finalize agreements with a number of retailers near our Lake Shore Campus and we will share that information once we have a larger announcement to make," he said in a statement Friday.
Stellatos said he and his brother Paul attended Loyola and lived in Rogers Park 10 years ago before opening their stores.
"I thought it was really great going back to my old school, my university," he said. "It should work out really well with the students on campus."
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