ST. LOUIS BUSINESS JOURNAL -- Schnucks is said to be preparing plans to take over the recently closed Shop 'n Save grocery store in Maplewood, according to individuals in the St. Louis grocery and retail markets.

Schnucks officials declined to confirm the move. They issued the following statement: "We don't have any announcements at this time. If something should change, we will, of course, let you know at the appropriate time."

The Maplewood Square shopping center, where the store is located, is owned by Brixmor Property Group Inc., a publicly traded real estate investment trust based in New York City.

The vacant 57,575-square-foot store at 7355 Manchester Road previously employed 95 workers. It closed June 9. Shop 'n Save offered those workers jobs at its other area stores, according to United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 655 officials.

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