E-commerce company Wantable Inc. has agreed to buy a large, vacant supermarket in the Clarke Square neighborhood of the near south side, and plans to move its operations there from its present quarters in Walker’s Point.
The company has signed a deal to acquire a 112,000-square-foot building at 1818 W. National Ave. that until last summer housed a Pick ‘n Save grocery store, Wantable founder and President Jalem Getz said.
He hopes to move in by the end of March. The relocation will give Wantable about twice the space it now has at 112 E. Mineral St.; bring a growing, internet-based company to one of the city’s poorer neighborhoods; and provide a surprisingly quick turnaround in re-occupying what could have been a difficult commercial space to fill. Read the full story here.