The first Chicago-area Graeter’s ice cream shop was announced last December, and it finally opened two weeks ago. The store is located at 1347 Shermer Road in Northbrook, north of the city. The grand opening is planned for next Friday, May 29th. Graeter’s co-owner Chip Graeter says that the success of Graeter’s in grocery stores (it’s been a big seller around Northbrook), has been a good indicator of success for a Graeter’s ice cream shop. So there’s a tip for you if you want a Graeter’s to open near you. Buy the pints in your supermarket!