Turano Baking snags Roosevelt Road property

Site is a former Salvation Army thrift store location

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By Stacey Sheridan

Staff Reporter

With its new corporate headquarters in Oak Park just reaching completion, Turano Baking Co. has again grown its Roosevelt Road footprint with the acquisition of the adjacent former Salvation Army Family Store and Donation Center.

The long-time thrift retailer closed its doors permanently earlier this year. 

Turano did not respond to interview requests.

The Salvation Army storefront and its accompanying parking lot abuts the parking at the new Turano corporate headquarters. 

According to public records, Turano acquired the property under a limited liability corporation called Dei Cugini, meaning "cousins" in Italian. Property records list the manager of Dei Cugini LLC as Lisa Solano. Solano is the married name of Lisa Turano, vice president of legal at Turano Baking Co. and a member of the Turano family. The land changed hands in May with the change in ownership recorded in June. 

Turano, a fixture on Roosevelt Road for decades, has gradually increased its commercial bakery, truck parking and office space. On the Berwyn side, Turano now extends from almost Ridgeland Avenue all the way to East Avenue. In Oak Park, a handsome two-story headquarters building is now in place starting at Gunderson and stretching west. With the Salvation Army site, Turano now reaches almost East Avenue.

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