Case Background

On May 4, 2017, Central Grocers, Inc. and its 11 affiliated debtors (collectively, the “Debtors”) each filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the “Delaware Court”). 

On June 13, 2017, the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois (the “Illinois Court”) directed that each of the Debtors’ bankruptcy cases pending in the Delaware Court be transferred to the Illinois Court.  In addition, the Illinois Court directed that Central Grocers, Inc.’s pending Delaware case be consolidated into Central Grocers, Inc.’s pending Illinois Case, which commenced on May 2, 2017.  Central Grocers, Inc.’s case will proceed before the Illinois Court as a case pursuant to Chapter 11.  Each of the Debtors’ bankruptcy cases are jointly administered under Case Number 17-13886. 


Important Information & Dates

A hearing on the Debtors' First Day Motions was held on May 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. (ET) before the Honorable Laurie Selber Silverstein, in the Delaware Court.  Pursuant to the Illinois Court’s June 13, 2017 Order, each of the Orders entered by the Delaware Court, in connection with the Debtors, are to remain in full force and effect.  Please click below to view and download the Debtors' First Day Motions and First Day Orders:

First Day Motions

First Day Orders



341 Meeting of Creditors

1:30 p.m. (ET)

Hearing on Bar Date Moti...

11:00 am (CT)

Omnibus Hearing

11:00 AM (CT)
10:00 a.m. ET

Second Day Hearing

10:00 a.m. (CT)

Omnibus Hearing

10:00 a.m. (CT)

Omnibus Hearing

10:00 a.m. (CT)

Omnibus Hearing

11:00 AM (CT)

Omnibus Hearing


Debtors' Counsel

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

767 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY   10153
Phone: 212.310.8000
Fax: 212.310.8007
Stephen Karotkin
Sunny Singh

McDonald Hopkins LLC

300 North LaSalle Street, Suite 1400
Chicago, Illinios   60654
Phone: 312.280.0111
Fax: 312.280.8232
David A. Agay
Rion Vaughan

Creditors' Committee Counsel

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

The Grace Building
1114 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY   10036
Phone: 212.775.8700
Fax: 212.775.8800
Gianfranco Finizio
David M. Posner

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

1100 Peachtree Street, NE
Suite 2800
Atlanta, GA   30309
Phone: 404.815.6500
Todd C. Meyers

Saul Ewing LLP

1201 N. Market Street, Suite 2300
P.O. Box 1266
Wilmington, DE   19899
Phone: 302.421.6800
Fax: 302.421.6813
Mark Minuti
Lucian Borders Murley

United States Trustee and Court Information

Office of the United States Trustee

219 S Dearborn St
Room 873
Chicago, IL   60604
Phone: 312.886.5785
Fax: 312.886.5794
Patrick S. Layng

United States Bankruptcy Court Northern District of Illinois

Everett McKinley Dirksen United States Courthouse
219 South Dearborn Street
Chicago, IL   60604
Phone: 312.408.5000


Case Number
Debtor Name
Petition Date
17-13886 Central Grocers, Inc. May 02, 2017
17-18810 CGI Joliet, LLC May 04, 2017
17-18811 Currency Express, Inc. May 04, 2017
17-18815 Raceway Central, LLC May 04, 2017
17-18814 Raceway Central Calumet Park LLC May 04, 2017
17-18816 Raceway Central Chicago Heights LLC May 04, 2017
17-18813 Raceway Central Downers Grove LLC May 04, 2017
17-18818 Raceway Central Joliet North LLC May 04, 2017
17-18820 Raceway Central LLC North Valpo May 04, 2017
17-18819 Raceway Central Wheaton LLC May 04, 2017
17-18821 Strack & Van Til Super Market, Inc. May 04, 2017
17-18817 SVT, LLC May 04, 2017