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Laurino Breaks Ground for Restaurant Depot

November 13, 2014

CHICAGO (November 13, 2014) – Alderman Margaret Laurino (39th) today broke ground for Restaurant Depot, a national wholesale food service supplier, at 5836 N. Pulaski Rd.

Alderman Laurino was joined by Rich Danieli, Regional Vice President of Restaurant Depot; Dwight Curtis, Vice Chairman of LabelMaster and the Board President of the Peterson/ Pulaski Business and Industrial Council (PPBIC), and Janita Tucker, executive director of PPBIC.

The $18.9 million Depot store, scheduled to open in spring of 2015, will be 60,000 square feet and serve independent restaurants, caterers and the institutional trade.

“We are delighted to have Restaurant Depot joining our community,” Laurino said. “They will create 85 construction jobs and when the store opens next year, 50 full time as well as 20 part time jobs.”

The Pulaski location, Restaurant Depot’s fourth Chicago area store, is seeking certification under the United States Green Building Council’s LEED for New Construction Rating System. As part of this pursuit, the new building will have low flow plumbing fixtures, highly efficient LED fixtures and controls, as well as construction materials sourced from both recycled content and local suppliers.

Items available at Restaurant Depot stores range from fresh meats and seafood to equipment and supplies. Their stores are only open to members of the trade and not to the general public. With more than 100 locations nationwide, Restaurant Depot is the fastest growing food service distributor in the U.S.