A Save-A-Lot grocery store is expected to open in Peoria's Southside by early this summer, filling a void in the area for a retailer selling fruits, vegetable, meats and other groceries.
The last grocery store in the area closed two years ago, and since that time, Peoria City Councilwoman Denise Moore and the community have been working on healthy food options for the community, including food distribution vans and community gardens.
The new Save-A-Lot will be at 210 S. Western.
“Prayers and wishes of the community have been answered in the form of Save-A- Lot bringing back a grocery store to the Southside," Moore said. "Now residents will get fresh fruits, vegetables and meats and will not have to travel so far to shop for those items.”
Save-A-Lot also recycles paper, plastic, cardboard and aluminum and supports a green work environment. It also procures local produce and distributes it regionally, supporting local farmers.
“Save-A-Lot is committed to offering fresh produce, dairy and USDA-inspected meat, as well as other essential grocery and household items to shoppers at an affordable price - typically up to 40 percent less than traditional grocery stores,” Chon Tomlin, Save-A-Lot spokesperson, said. “We are looking forward to becoming part of the Peoria community.”