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March 26, 2001

Schnucks Begins $650,000 Remodeling Project at Grand & Kossuth Store

ST. LOUIS - A $650,000 remodeling project is under way at the Schnucks supermarket at 4127 N. Grand Ave. in the City of St. Louis.

Several departments will be expanded and every department in the 28,000-square-foot store will be remodeled. The remodeling also includes a new interior décor, new interior signage, a resurfaced parking lot and new painting on the store exterior.

All departments will be outfitted with new shelving. The courtesy center also will be remodeled.

The dairy, frozen food and meat departments will be expanded and new cases installed.

New cases will be installed in the produce department. A new oven is being installed in the bakery. A self-service donut case is being added.

"The store will look brand new. We hope existing customers will be pleased with the results and that new customers will be attracted to the store," said Craig D. Schnuck, chairman and chief executive officer of Schnuck Markets, Inc.

The current cart security system surrounding the front of the building will be replaced with an electronic security system that enables customers to bring carts into the store parking lot. The current system uses barriers to keep carts near the storefront. The new system uses radio frequency technology to keep carts on the store property by locking the wheels if attempts are made to remove the carts beyond the parking lot. The new electronic system has been successfully introduced at Schnucks' City Plaza, Lindell and South City stores.

Also coming with the remodel are 200 new shopping carts.

Project contractors include Beach Electric, Hussmann and Umpire Painting. Umpire Painting is a minority-business enterprise.

Work is expected to be completed in early summer.

Schnucks took ownership of the store in 1995. The building is 32 years old.

Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 92 stores in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana. The family-owned company was founded in St. Louis in 1939.