MAYWOOD, Ill. -- Maywood is set to lose its only grocery store.
Aldi announced it plans to close the store on Christmas Eve -- Saturday, Dec. 24.
Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin and Congressman Danny Davis are holding an event Thursday afternoon calling on Aldi to keep the store open.
"The community depends on this location as its sole source of healthy, nutritious food," a statement from Boykin's office said. "Many Maywood citizens simply do not have the means to travel to other stores in nearby communities."
ALDI released the following statement Thursday afternoon:
ALDI has decided to close its location at 215 W. Madison in Maywood on Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. We take the closing of any ALDI store very seriously. In this case, we made a decision to close this store because there are several ALDI locations in the Bellwood, Broadview and Melrose Park areas that will continue to provide our customers with the highest quality products at the lowest possible prices. All of these stores are within a few miles of the Maywood location. We are pleased to share that all employees are able to transfer to surrounding ALDI stores.
ALDI has been a member of the Chicagoland market for more than four decades, and we look forward to continue bringing Chicagoland families high-quality groceries at everyday low prices for many more years to come at our existing locations.
We thank our customers for their many years of loyalty and hope they’ll continue to enjoy shopping at our other ALDI stores in the area.