MAPLEWOOD, Mo. — Grocery shoppers in Maplewood will only have to go a few months without a store at 7355 Manchester Road because Schnucks is taking over the location left empty last month.

Suspicions about the move surfaced a few weeks ago, and a press release from Schnucks confirmed that the company will take over the location an open in August.

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.

Schnucks said it plans to hire about 100 new staff members. Anyone interested can click here.