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Emanuel announces appointments for grocery task force (Chicago)
Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/24/13

Posted on 12/24/2013 1:13:44 PM PST by Libloather

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday announced the members of a grocery store task force that will work to find new owners for stores left vacant after Safeway closes all Dominick's stores in the Chicago-area Dec. 28.

The task force will work with building representatives, gather local market data, find and approach likely prospects in the food industry as well as host tours, create marketing materials and engage brokers.

It will also work to ensure the availability of fresh food and produce and support workers who are affected by the store closings.

(Excerpt) Read more at chicagotribune.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bluezones; chicago; emanuel; grocery; rahm; task; urban
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The laundry list of members are at the link.
1 posted on 12/24/2013 1:13:45 PM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

“Comrades! The long lines show how popular the product is!” / end vague reference.


2 posted on 12/24/2013 1:16:36 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Libloather

Capo Rahm, brother of Mengele Zeke.


3 posted on 12/24/2013 1:19:09 PM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Darksheare

I wonder who can afford to open or insure a business in an area where looting is a constant threat and communists make the rules.


4 posted on 12/24/2013 1:20:36 PM PST by Dr. Pritchett
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they just need to find someone who can turn a profit with a shoplifting loss of about 50 per cent.


5 posted on 12/24/2013 1:21:00 PM PST by willywill
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To: Libloather; ExTexasRedhead

Typically lib -—government being used to step in and try to manipulate what the free market can take care of while they ignore the slaughter on their streets.


6 posted on 12/24/2013 1:21:00 PM PST by Baynative (Guns have only two enemies: rust and politicians.)
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To: All

“It will also work to ensure the availability of fresh food and produce”

they need the government to do that for them. fools.


7 posted on 12/24/2013 1:23:08 PM PST by willywill
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To: Libloather

You never sustain your murder rate if you don’t keep them fed.


8 posted on 12/24/2013 1:25:01 PM PST by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Libloather
What an awesome opportunity. Call it Baraq's Hometown Market

They can sell fresh produce from MooseChelle's WH garden and halal meats.

9 posted on 12/24/2013 1:25:36 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Libloather

I live in Chicago. I shop in Niles. FU Rahm.


10 posted on 12/24/2013 1:26:33 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: nascarnation

Oh and I forgot, Malaria and Shaia can bag groceries during summer vacation.


11 posted on 12/24/2013 1:27:02 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: Libloather
Who, in their right mind, would want to open a grocery in a place that isn't profitable?


12 posted on 12/24/2013 1:27:27 PM PST by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: Libloather

Lots of new opportunities for junkets to see how the WalMart in Puerto Vallarta, Daiai in Tokya, Carrefour and Metro AG in Eurpoe all operate.

Mot to mention stipends for attending meetings, doing independent “research,” etc.

And not one store will ever open as a result.


13 posted on 12/24/2013 1:30:02 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Fight Tapinophobia in all its forms! Do not submit to arduus privilege.)
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To: Libloather

Grocery.....task......force.

This guy is Presidential material


14 posted on 12/24/2013 1:31:00 PM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: darkwing104

Who, in their right mind, would want to open a grocery in a place that isn’t profitable?

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Anyone who gets an offer they can’t refuse.


15 posted on 12/24/2013 1:33:59 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Libloather

They should put level one trauma centers in each place.

Gear up for next summer in Obamaville.


16 posted on 12/24/2013 1:35:26 PM PST by TurboZamboni ("PEACE ON EARTH TO MEN OF GOOD WILL".)
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To: gorush

The Democrats create a cesspool where no business wants to operate, now they need more government to fix it. Federal grant money is probably already on the way.


17 posted on 12/24/2013 1:36:09 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: nascarnation

If they did our government would pass a spicial law alloting members of the mac daddy who work an additional cash payment above the money they receive in the amount of $21,000.00 per month so that they have a livable wage.


18 posted on 12/24/2013 1:37:29 PM PST by chiefqc
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To: Libloather

Everything Rahm touches, like his master, rots.


19 posted on 12/24/2013 1:39:52 PM PST by Rock Eye Jack
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To: Libloather

And the Dominick’s stores are closing because . . . ?


20 posted on 12/24/2013 1:40:40 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Libloather
"Safeway, announced in November it was pulling out of the Chicago area market by the end of the year."

And this Gomer waits until four days before closing to appoint a task force!

That's top notch management planning ahead.

And this guy was Obama's Chief of Staff !!!

It's all starting to make sense in a bass-ackwards kind of a way.


21 posted on 12/24/2013 1:41:14 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: madprof98

half off booze close out was a huge hit!

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/19/dominicks-liquor-sale_n_4475687.html


22 posted on 12/24/2013 1:43:48 PM PST by nascarnation (Wish everyone see a "Gay Kwanzaa")
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To: madprof98

Their answer will be to have government funded stores, Dallas tried this and it failed.


23 posted on 12/24/2013 1:45:06 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: nascarnation
What an awesome opportunity. Call it Baraq's Hometown Market

Right across the street from Big Moochie's Fresh Arugula and Ugly Used Clothes Emporium.


24 posted on 12/24/2013 1:45:49 PM PST by Iron Munro (Orwell: There are some ideas so absurd that only an intellectual could believe them.)
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To: GeronL

Caracas on Lake Michigan.


25 posted on 12/24/2013 1:46:16 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: madprof98
And the Dominick’s stores are closing because . . . ?

Like you I would like to know the background history of this. These guys had the best stores in the central Chicago area. I used to spend a lot of time in Chicago and there was a Dominicks near where I stayed. Lots of high rise and condo living customers there and they did a big business. Amazing they closed all of these stores.

26 posted on 12/24/2013 1:52:01 PM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: dfwgator

Exactly


27 posted on 12/24/2013 1:52:46 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: Libloather

This will be like Government-Supplied Toilet-Tissue in Venezuela!There won’t be ANY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


28 posted on 12/24/2013 1:56:41 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Dr. Pritchett

Wait til Rahm and his Comrades find out what it takes to “Run A Business”???????????????


29 posted on 12/24/2013 1:57:57 PM PST by bandleader
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To: Iron Munro
"Safeway, announced in November it was pulling out of the Chicago area market by the end of the year."

Chicago is a quagmire, we should have pulled out years ago.

30 posted on 12/24/2013 1:59:28 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Libloather

The new store better make sure they pay their low-level veggie handlers at least $15 an hour,,,and most likely will be required to allow them unionize.


31 posted on 12/24/2013 1:59:41 PM PST by austinaero
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To: Libloather

A grocery task force? WTF?


32 posted on 12/24/2013 2:01:12 PM PST by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: KC Burke

I used to live in Chicago. And the two dominant grocery chains were Jewel and Dominick’s. I wonder what’s going on? Competition from other stores, such as Wal-Mart? Losses on operating in the city, such as shoplifting and security costs?


33 posted on 12/24/2013 2:01:48 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: austinaero

And remember during the Chick Fill A uproar, Emmanuel said that Chick Fill A did not conform to “Chicago values”. So anyone going in there better support homosexual marriage, $15 per hour wages, green energy, ban plastic bags in the stores, and line up on the “correct” side of liberal issues, all for the priviledge of doing business in Chicago.


34 posted on 12/24/2013 2:04:32 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: dfwgator

“Chicago is a quagmire, we should have pulled out years ago. “

Safeway should never have gone there in the first place! Why would a company that started out in Oakland, California ever think it would be good to “invest” in Chicago?


35 posted on 12/24/2013 2:17:44 PM PST by vette6387
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To: madprof98

PLEASANTON, Calif. — PLEASANTON, Calif. (AP) — Safeway said Thursday its third-quarter net income fell 58 percent, hurt by a software impairment charge, higher theft and lower property gains.

Results beat expectations however and shares rose 6 percent in aftermarket trading.

The grocery chain, which operates 1,406 stores in the U.S., also says it’s exiting the Chicago market by early 2014 to focus on more profitable business. It operates 72 Dominick’s stores in Chicago that have been losing money. The move comes after Safeway said in June it would sell its Canadian stores.

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The company said so-called “shrink,” the loss of inventory due to theft or employee error, hurt results by 6 cents per share. The shrink — mainly related to fresh produce — was due to a change in strategy that focused more on improving sales than controlling shrink, the company said. The strategy has been modified and shrink in the first four weeks of the fourth quarter has fallen back in line with expectations.

——Snip——

Safeway expects to get a cash tax benefit of $400 million to $450 million for exiting the Chicago market. That will partly offset its cash tax expense related to selling its Canada stores in June.


36 posted on 12/24/2013 2:27:07 PM PST by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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To: GeronL

The commies would love to see all grocery stores close down so the government can control all food.


37 posted on 12/24/2013 2:30:33 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Moonman62

Rahm will send them a dead fish


38 posted on 12/24/2013 2:32:54 PM PST by digger48 (I've diven 6)
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To: KC Burke

According to the link in post#28, Jewel is buying some of them.


39 posted on 12/24/2013 2:33:55 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

yep


40 posted on 12/24/2013 2:36:32 PM PST by GeronL (Extra Large Cheesy Over-Stuffed Hobbit)
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To: KC Burke

I had same memories - PLUS they have “outlawed” Walmart so it can’t be that bit of low priced competition.


41 posted on 12/24/2013 2:36:50 PM PST by q_an_a (the more laws the less justice)
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To: RugerMini14

Get across the county line and really help to starve the beast.


42 posted on 12/24/2013 2:38:47 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Dr. Pritchett

There is always some sucker stupid enough to believe the lies.
Look at how New York suckers in businesses with promises, then literally rapes them with taxes and regulations because “business is evil”.
And businesses keep falling for it.


43 posted on 12/24/2013 2:44:34 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Lurker

WIN WIN situation. Let Acorn come in and run the stores in lieu of getting grant payments. That should last about 6 months.


44 posted on 12/24/2013 2:45:43 PM PST by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Libloather

Whatever happened with capitalism and supply and demand? Since when do we need to waste tax dollars on this?


45 posted on 12/24/2013 3:26:00 PM PST by bgill
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To: Libloather

Obamao-style crony capitalism.


46 posted on 12/24/2013 3:55:55 PM PST by Bigg Red (He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.--Is 40)
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Safeway expects to get a cash tax benefit of $400 million to $450 million for exiting the Chicago market.

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Hmmm...Are they being paid off to make way for Rahm’s buddies?


47 posted on 12/24/2013 4:01:30 PM PST by Bigg Red (He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.--Is 40)
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To: Darksheare

...literally rapes them with taxes....

((
Literally? Um, no, I don’t think so.


48 posted on 12/24/2013 4:07:11 PM PST by Bigg Red (He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.--Is 40)
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To: Libloather

Huey, Doey and Fuey, Rahm’s task force leaders.

Second tier leaders: Larry, Curly and Moe

Third tier leaders: Manny, Moe and Jack

The CHICAGO WAY!


49 posted on 12/24/2013 4:31:11 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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You see what ny does?
Just wait.
It will get worse.


50 posted on 12/24/2013 4:33:48 PM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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