Located in the near west suburbs of Chicago, Cermak Plaza is not just another shopping center. Since its opening in 1956, at the height of America’s suburban shopping mall construction boom, Cermak Plaza has experienced a rich history which includes cameo appearances in Hollywood movies (1992’s “Wayne’s World” featuring Mike Meyers & Dana Carvey and 2008’s “Wanted” starring Angelina Jolie & Morgan Freeman) and visionary displays of contemporary art sculptures introduced by founder and passionate patron of the arts, David Bermant.
Tony’s is a privately owned Chicagoland grocery chain founded in 1979. The stores focus largely on fresh produce, meats and other groceries but strive for a one-stop-shopping experience, offering bakery, floral, deli with cheese/olive bar, salad bar, sushi bar, juice bar, Lavazza Café along with the Tony’s and Antonino’s private label products.
Tony’s President, Frank Ingraffia said, “We appreciate that Berwyn offers a strong, diverse community. Tony’s has been family-owned for over 35 years and was founded with the mindset of taking care of our customers and employees and giving back to the neighborhoods that we serve. We look forward to expanding our family into Berwyn.”
Mayor Robert J. Lovero stated, “Cermak Plaza is one of the City’s cornerstone commercial properties because it offers a highly accessible, attractive shopping environment.