Schnucks buys Columbia market

January 6, 2014 


Schnucks has purchased Columbia Centre Market in Monroe County.

St. Louis-based Schnuck Markets Inc. will take over the 25-year-old, 47,000-square-foot store at 1000 Columbia Center in Columbia. The Columbia Centre Market will close after business on Sunday and Schnucks will reopen the building at 9 a.m. on Jan. 16.

Schnucks was founded in 1939 and is marking its 75th anniversary this year. The grocery store chain has 100 locations and 95 in-store pharmacies in Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Iowa.

A Fairview Heights men's big and tall store has relocated to St. Clair Square. The Casual Male store at 319 Lincoln Highway has been renamed Destination DXL and moved to 19 St. Clair Square, a space that had housed a series of restaurants that abuts the Fairview Heights mall. The number there is 618-628-2387.

A dollar store will open soon in Bellevile. According to a banner hanging at Carlyle Plaza, a Dollar Tree store will be coming soon to the shopping center located on Carlyle Avenue. Stay tuned.

Scrapbook supply store Archivers is going out of business in Fairview Heights next month. They will close its doors at 10885 Lincoln Trail after business on Feb. 15. In the meantime, you can reach them at 618-398-6235.

And finally, Charlie's CARSTAR at 3940 Mississippi Ave. in Cahokia has achieved Gold Class status. Charlie's is one of the 10 percent of the collision repair businesses to have earned the Gold Class designation. You can call them at 618-337-2857.

Contact reporter Will Buss at or 239-2526.

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