St. Ann new headquarters of discount grocery chain

December 24, 2018 by  

Save-A-Lot has recently renovated a space at The Crossing at Northwest in St. Ann to become its new headquarters.

The space is 162,000 square feet in size and will house 500 employees. Kevin Proctor, Chief Investment Officer for the company, said that once everyone has moved into the space at least 60 more employees will be hired. Moves such as these often require stationery printers to print new stationery and other related items for a company.

The new headquarters was designed by Gensler of Chicago and the general contractor was Contegra. There is an information technology innovation lab, a model test store, a test kitchen, and amenities for employees including a fitness center, library, yoga studio, and café.

Save-A-Lot is in the process of moving its employees from its current in Earth City. That property is owned by the company and it plans to sell it.

Starbucks, Charter Communications, government services of St. Louis County, and Menards are also tenants at The Crossing at Northwest.

Save-A-Lot received subsidies from St. Ann of a tax abatement for 15 years at 50 percent on personal property and Chapter 100 bonds. The Missouri Works program pledged up to $3 million and Skilled Workforce Missouri pledged another $85,000 to support the move to St. Ann.

The first Save-A-Lot was opened by Bill Moran in Cahokia, Illinois in 1977. It is now a national chain with over 1,300 stores.