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Save-A-Lot confirms interest in Hill District grocery

Tuesday, January 29, 2008
By Rich Lord,
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Officials of a St. Louis-based grocery chain confirmed today that they are interested in locating a store in the Hill District, a city neighborhood that has long sought a full-service grocer.

But officials from Save-A-Lot said during a breakfast meeting at Station Square that the process is still very preliminary.

The company is reviewing “multiple” sites, but a map distributed at the meeting indicated a possible candidate is at Centre Avenue and Heldman Street.

Save-A-Lot, which has several stores in the region and distributes food to Shop ‘n Save and Foodland stores, typically builds $3 million groceries with about 15,000 square feet and 20 to 25 employees, officials said today.

It has not decided on how it would finance a Hill store.

First published on January 29, 2008 at 9:52 am

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