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Vacant Dominick’s building in Carpentersville up for auction

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The former Carpentersville Dominick’s building is headed to the auction block next month.

Located in the Prairie Meadows Shopping Center at 2411 Randall Road, the store closed its doors in 2011.

While village officials sought out a new tenant for the 65,000-square-feet building “there hasn’t been much interest for another commercial use there,” said Patrick Burke, Carpentersville’s economic development director.

Albertson’s, the parent company of Jewel-Osco, took over many of the old Dominick’s sites and were able to sell off some of them, Burke said.

“But still quite a few haven’t been able to find another user. Carpentersville is one such case,” he said. “They decided to put it up for auction. It’s another way to get some attention on this site.”

Burke said because of the site’s zoning, a variety of uses could go on the site, including office space.

“Other than really industrial it’s a very general commercial zoning there,” he said.

Village officials would like to see the property stay on the tax rolls.

“But we’d also like to see something that would drive traffic to that area,” he said. “That would certainly help the strip center right next to it and the ones across the street.”

According to the listing on Auction.com, the former Dominick’s property “has tremendous visibility along Randall Road with a traffic count of 39,200 and ample frontage with a pylon sign.”

Property tours will be available from 9:30 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 8, and Wednesday March 16. The starting bid is listed at $600,000.

For more information, contact Susan B. Silver of Millennium Properties R/E at (312) 338-3001.

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