The online grocery store, Peapod plans to open up a location in Palatine where customers can pick up their groceries, avoiding the wait and additional charge for delivery.
Peapod plans to open the Palatine pick-up site in early October. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Village will not benefit from any increase in sales taxes because all of the orders, which are placed online, will continue to be processed at the Peapod facility in Lake Zurich.
Only customers who live within a 10-mile radius of the pick-up site will be able to pick up orders. The initial service will be free of charge but at some point Peapod will charge customers who pick up their orders a $2.95 fee, the Chicago Tribune reports.