Contact: Lori Willis

Director of Communications


March 4, 2005

Customers Look Forward to Major Remodel at Collinsville Schnucks

COLLINSVILLE, Ill. - A large-scale remodel will soon be underway at the Collinsville Schnucks store, located at 501 Beltline Road in Collinsville, Ill. The renovation will be completed this fall. Several departments in the 59,000-square-foot will be expanded and remodeled. Upon completion, customers also will notice several new amenities and new décor.

This project will mark the end of an era when on March 26 at 2 p.m. Schnucks will close its last Station Restaurant. The restaurant employs 22 associates all of whom will be reassigned.

The Collinsville store opened in 1979 and was last remodeled in 1994. According to Schnucks Division Manager John O'Donnell, the planned changes will result in the appearance of a brand new store. "This is a major remodel that will include additional service and convenience options and improvements throughout the store. Some of the blueprint ideas, including the addition of a community meeting room, came directly from customer suggestions."

O'Donnell says customers can also look forward to expansion and upgrades of several departments including frozen foods, dairy, floral, produce, bakery, deli, seafood, cold beer, grocery and general merchandise. New services such as a hot and cold food bar and a service meat counter will be added.

"Our associates will work hard to make sure that customers are not inconvenienced during the construction," O'Donnell says. "The end result will be a store that is sure to enhance the grocery shopping experience of every Collinsville Schnucks customer." Construction is slated to begin in May, but preparations will begin March 26 with the close of the restaurant.

Founded in St. Louis in 1939, Schnuck Markets, Inc. currently operates 101 stores (including five Logli stores) and 96 pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Tennessee and Mississippi. The family-owned company ranks 94th in the Forbes magazine listing of the nation's "Largest Private Companies."

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