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Kehrs Mill Schnucks Preparing for Thursday Opening

Cars filled the parking lot of the new boutique grocery store Tuesday as workers rushed to prepare the location for a Nov. 1 opening.

A new, 41,000-square-foot Schnucks is almost set to open Nov. 1 at the corner of Clarkson and Kehrs Mill roads after months of construction, years of planning and not a small amount of controversey. 

The hustle of preparing the new store for its debut was evident Tuesday afternoon with the store's parking lot nearly full of cars and trucks. Lori Willis told Chesterfield Patch in an email that "the countdown has begun" and an official announcement could be expected soon. 

The new Schnucks is located in Ballwin but borders Chesterfield. It was initially estimated in April that the the store would be open as early as July or August.

The development process for the supermarket was also initially hindered several years ago when a group representing landowners in the area unsuccessfully sued the city of Ballwin and Schnucks Markets. The lawsuit claimed that the new building would lower property values in the mostly residential area. 

LL November 01, 2012 at 12:25 PM
I am happy!! It is going to be an awesome store, lots of things the other Schnucks don't have. And it has created jobs for people, like my daughter!
Jerry Atriz November 01, 2012 at 12:52 PM
OK, then 99% of the area residents DIDN'T WANT it!!!. Happy now Mr. Dictator?
M November 01, 2012 at 01:49 PM
I am thrilled to have a Schnucks close to home. This is a sincere commrent. I have been waiting with positive anticipation for today.
mike k November 01, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Just returned from new schnucks, was packed
Frank Johnson November 01, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Did you take any photos, Mike? It would be great to see them uploaded to our pics and clips gallery.

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