Save-A-Lot Headquarters Deal Checks Out of County Council

Michael Calhoun
June 27, 2018 - 4:55 am

CLAYTON (KMOX) -- Save-A-Lot finally gets what it wanted from the St. Louis County Council to build its new corporate headquarters at the former Northwest Plaza.

The national grocery store chain decided earlier this year to stay in the St. Louis area for it's new corporate headquarters after considering Kansas City and Louisville.

The company's plan to build at the Crossings at Northwest has been held up for weeks by County Council members who question County Executive Steve Stenger's consolidation of several county departments to the same development.

Council members dragged their feet because they wanted the company to let them look at its lease.

Chairman Sam Page: "I have received the memo from our legal counsel that advises us that we cannot compel Save-A-Lot to share their lease with us."

He went on to say that he'd be "very interested" in comparing the terms of Save-A-Lot's and St. Louis County's leases. But it became clear that wasn't going to happen.

Save-A-Lot has more than 1,200 locations across the country. Their new headquarters would retain 450 jobs and add 64 new ones.

What the council approved were Chapter 100 bonds, which would allow the company to purchase office equipment and only pay 50 percent sales tax for the next 15 years.