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Oct. 14, 2004

Remodel at Lindell Schnucks to Begin Soon

ST. LOUIS -- Customers at the Lindell Schnucks soon will begin to notice the start of what will be a fairly extensive remodel of their grocery store.

The 56,000-square-foot store was built in 1987 and last remodeled in 1996. (Stores typically follow an eight-year renovation cycle.) Over the next few months, the store will take on a newer, more modern look as departments and equipment are upgraded and expanded.

According to Craig Schnuck, Schnucks chairman and chief executive officer, the high-traffic store is a hub for residents of the growing, thriving neighborhood. "Lindell has always been a popular location, but since the close of the Delmar Schnucks, customer traffic has increased significantly," he said. "Our Lindell customers can look forward to significant upgrades throughout their store. It's our chance to show our appreciation to our loyal customers at Lindell and welcome those who transferred their business from our Delmar store by making a renewed investment in the revitalization of the community."

Store Manager Casey Hauser said, "There's quite a buzz in the store right now! Our associates and customers are looking forward not only to the aesthetic changes but also to practical changes in the floor plan that will save steps and add space." He added, "Everything we do will be with an eye toward enhancing the shopping experience for customers and associates and rejuvenating the neighborhood retail environment."

Hauser says, "Upgrades are planned throughout the store, including new décor, expanded produce, hot foods, frozen meat, cold beer and front-end services. In addition, a new expanded pharmacy will be built that will lead to merchandising resets for our general merchandise and pharmacy departments."

Representatives of the landowner, Lindell Market Place Associates, and The DESCO Group, which provides property management and leasing services to Schnucks, have reached an agreement that will enable parking lot resurfacing to begin shortly. Schnucks will then reconstruct cart corrals.

Construction on the store was started by Kroger. Kroger sold the store to National and that company completed the project. Schnucks acquired the store in 1995 and remodeled the next year. Presently, it is a fixture in the neighborhood.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 101 stores (including five Logli stores) and 94 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Mississippi. The family-owned company is ranked 80th in the Forbes magazine listing of the nation's "Largest Private Companies."

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