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During a visit to Chicago over the weekend, I had a chance to visit the newest Dom's Kitchen & Market, a 27,000 square foot unit opened late last year.  It is the second opened by the company led by industry icon Bob Mariano, with as many as 15 expected to be open by the end of 2025.  I was interested to see this store because the hype has suggested that it is a transformational format (I'm not sure I'm buying that), but I think the new store - a small, urban unit that is food-focused and with apparent strong appeal to young, hip shoppers - suggests that some lessons were learned from the Mariano's stores that he launched while CEO of Roundy's.  

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