Pete's Fresh Market will open a 69,586-square-foot store in Wheaton's Rice Lake Square in fall 2018.
Pete’s Fresh Market will occupy two neighboring locations that formerly hosted Whole Foods Market and Sports Authority at Rice Lake Square in Wheaton.
Over the nearly a half-century, Pete's Fresh Market has matured into a full-service supermarket with a wide range of products including prepared foods, raw foods, beverages, fruits and vegetables and more. The store begain in the early 1970s as a small produce stand on Chicago's south side.
Even though the grocer leases 12 locations in the Chicago area, it seized the opportunity to expand into the Wheaton market when Whole Foods relocated from Rice Lake Square and Sports Authority closed that location.
“We recognized that the residents of Wheaton have a lot of grocery options, but we knew we could close the gap between high-end experience and affordable pricing," Stephanie Dremonas of Pete’s Fresh Market said in a press release. "This is a wonderful location, and Pete's is looking forward to serving the Wheaton area."