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Schnucks' soldier mascot attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony for Columbia's new Clark lane store on March 23, 2022 (file photo courtesy of Paul Simon at Schnucks)

Mayor Treece: new Schnucks in northeast Columbia will attract other amenities to area

Schnucks chief executive officer Todd Schnuck prepares to help cut the ribbon at Columbia’s new Clark lane store on March 23, 2022 (Brian Hauswirth photo)

Columbia’s mayor says Schnucks’ new store on Clark lane will be a great anchor development that will be catalytic for the entire area north of I-70.

Mayor Brian Treece helped cut the ribbon at Wednesday’s opening. He notes the grocery store’s importance to the area.

“We already know there is new housing going in around the new Battle elementary and Battle high school. This grocery store is going to serve them but more importantly, the pad sites that are created because of this redevelopment are going to attract other amenities that are going to serve this neighborhood,” Treece says.

It’s only the third grocery store in Columbia north of I-70. The other two are Mosers on Rangeline and a Gerbes on Paris road.

The new 48,000 square foot store includes an expanded prepared hot foods area, and an indoor seating area. Store manager Chuck Murphy tells 939 the Eagle that they’ve hired at least 65 employees and are trying to hire more.  Interested applicants should visit the Schnucks careers website.

The new store is near I-70’s Lake of the Woods exit. There are a number of elderly residents in that area, and Mayor Treece notes the store will include a CVS pharmacy.

“I enjoy walking to the grocery store and now everybody else is going to have the opportunity to do that because we’re bringing that food and those nutritional items closer to their homes,” says Treece.



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