Schnucks is closing Green Park grocery store taken over from Shop ‘n Save in 2018


Photo by Bill Milligan

The Green Park Shop ‘n Save, one of the Shop ‘n Saves in the area that was converted to a Schnucks in 2018.

Schnucks will be closing its grocery store in Green Park in February, the company announced Thursday.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. announced Thursday that it will not renew the lease of its store at 5780 South Lindbergh Blvd. in the South Oaks shopping center in Green Park, Missouri and that the store will close at 6 p.m. on Sunday, February 28.

The lease for the 78,000-square-foot store expires March 31. The store’s 66 employees will continue to work at other area Schnucks stores where they will retain the same rate of pay, the grocer said.

The store has experienced poor sales since its October 2018 acquisition from Shop ‘n Save, Schnucks said.

The South Oaks store is within roughly three miles of two other Schnucks locations: Concord Village (5434 Southfield Center, less than one mile away) and Affton (10070 Gravois Road, three miles away).
“Shoppers in the area have overwhelmingly chosen instead to visit neighboring Schnucks stores much more frequently than the South Oaks location, and while it’s always a difficult decision to close a store, we simply could not find a path to profitability for this location,” said Schnucks Chairman and CEO Todd Schnuck in a news release. “Our teammates have continued to serve our community as essential workers during the pandemic, and we are grateful that they will continue with us at other Schnucks locations at the same rate of pay. We are also grateful that our customers won’t have to travel far to visit us at other nearby Schnucks stores.”

Following this closure, Schnucks will operate 111 stores, including 80 in the St. Louis metropolitan area.