Construction Continues on Naperville Standard Market

An opening date for the new store has not yet been set.

Progress from the inside as of April 3 at Standard Market in Naperville. Credit: Standard Market Facebook page
Progress from the inside as of April 3 at Standard Market in Naperville. Credit: Standard Market Facebook page
An opening date has not yet been announced for Naperville's Standard Market.

Construction is ongoing at the new specialty grocery store, which will include a restaurant, near the intersection of Ogden and Aurora avenues, according to Elizabeth Lewis, account executive for Paramount Public Relations, Inc.

Crains Chicago Business reported in January that the Naperville Standard Market was slated to open at some point in April. Lewis said in an e-mail this past week that an opening date had not yet been set. 

A building that was once a Frank's Nursery and later an antique store was demolished to make way for the new grocery store, which is meant to  to "evoke European-style open-air markets," according to the Standard Market website. Standard Market also has a location in Westmont 333 E. Ogden Ave., which has a casual restaurant inside as well. 

The Naperville location will also have a gelato bar, a cheese-aging cave, full-size coffee shop and a wine and cheese bar and is explained by Ken Tsang, Standard Market's director of technology and marketing, as "more specialty than Mariano's," according to Crain's. 

The grocer will sell "local artisan products," bake fresh bread every day, offer 20 craft beers and 30 wines by the glass and will have a "sit-down grill" and "prepared meal area," according to Crain's. 

Mayor George Pradel announced the opening of the grocery store during last year's Naperville State of the City address in January 2013

"Standard Market will give residents a chance to shop and dine all in one place," Pradel said. "This specialty grocery store will be at Aurora and Ogden on the old Frank’s Nursery property." 

See video above from NCTV17

Are you looking forward to the new Standard Market in Naperville? Tell us what you think in the comments section. 
Marty Spielman April 10, 2014 at 08:52 PM
I've been to the Westmont location a few times. They have great produce at pretty good prices. The rest of the store, for the most part, is outrageously priced. The grill is good but again, it is a bit overpriced for basic meals.


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