Shunak Markets plans to add a dining hall and a clothing store as part of the redesign of the Kirkwood store in St. Louis.
The dining hall inside the 60,000-square-foot supermarket will feature popular local restaurants such as The Shaved Duck, Seoul Daco and The Greek Kitchen, Schnaux said yesterday. Each restaurant partner will operate a small service counter and share a common seating area.
Customers will also find an arch clothing department delivered to a store within a store. Based in St. Louis, Arch Apparel offers city-inspired “streetwear” ranging from tops and bottoms to outerwear, hats and accessories.
With the new look for the exterior and interior of the refurbished store, the redesign will be Lynch’s new choice, Shnux noted. Updates include a new product line, Kombucha On Tape, a self-service nut butter section and an expanded Crop-and-Go section. Other features include a new natural living area, refurbished liquor and cold beer area and modernized equipment and displays throughout the store.
During and after the redesign, shoppers will be able to use Schnaux Delivers and Curbside Pickup online grocery services via Instagram.
Schnaux said it has been serving the Kirkwood community since 1954 and that the current remodeling of the store, located at 10233 Manchester Road, opened in 1987, replacing the original supermarket. The redesign of the store, which has 95 employees, is expected to be completed in Midsummer.
“We are proud to serve the Kirkwood community and the surrounding area, and are delighted to bring these new features to their nearby Schnaux,” Kirkwood store manager Heidi Johnson said in a statement. “We ask our customers to ‘forgive our dust’ and appreciate their patience as we work to provide them with an amazing shopping experience.”
Experimenting with different store concepts is nothing new for Schnaux, which operates a total of 111 stores in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.
Last month, St. Louis-based grocery store Schnaux Fresh announced plans to open a small, new food-driven store. The 18,000-square-foot outlet – which focuses on new areas such as manufacturing, meat, seafood and bakery – is set to open this summer in Jasper, India. Last June, the company launched a 42,000-square-foot specialty store in Movil, Columbia, called “Eatwell, a natural food store written by Shnux.”
In November, Schnaux renovated and upgraded the Gulineria store in St. Louis to Schnaux Downtown. Opened in August 2009, the Gulineria Small Urban Store concept covers approximately 27,000 square feet of retail space on two levels and emphasizes prepared foods. The store also offers culinary-branded products and culinary education components.