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St. Louis company interested in Hill District

Monday, January 28, 2008 – 2:14 PM EST
Pittsburgh Business Times

A St. Louis-based grocery operator is interested in opening a store in Pittsburgh’s Hill District, a community group said Monday.

The Landmarks Community Capital Corp. said it will introduce the grocery operator during a breakfast meeting Tuesday at Station Square.

According to a news release from Landmarks Community Capital, the grocery operator, which it did not identify, has 1,200 stores in 39 states.

St. Louis-based Save-A-Lot, a wholly owned subsidiary of SuperValu, meets that criteria, according to a company Web site. Save-A-Lot stores are commonly 15,000-square-foot sites. Founded in 1977, Save-A-Lot is the 13th-largest retail chain in the United States.

A grocery has been a demand of Hill District leaders in their talks with the city, Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh Penguins on redevelopment of the area connected to construction of a new arena.

Landmarks Community Capital was formed three months ago, according to the news release, “with a mission that focuses on community revitalization and economic development in urban neighborhoods.”

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