The new Peapod Pick-up, a pilot store where customers can pickup their prepaid, online grocery ordered, opened near the corner of Northwest Highway and Quentin Road in Palatine.
Palatine’s pickup site is the online grocery store’s first location in Illinois, giving customers the option to pickup their groceries, avoiding the wait and additional charge for delivery.
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.
Orders are placed on the web and the groceries are delivered to the Palatine Peapod Pick-up site where the customer drives up and the Peapod associate puts the groceries right in their vehicle.
Mayor Jim Schwantz and the Palatine Chamber welcomed Peapod Pick-up to the community with a ribbon cutting ceremony for the store at 790 W. Northwest Highway, Tuesday, Oct. 2.