One might think that shopping at any one of the many Schnucks in the area would be a consistent shopping experience based on appearance, service, selection, and hours, but unfortunately, not all Schnucks markets are created equal.
I am a regular at the local Schnucks market in my Affton, Missouri neighborhood, but recently, I got out of my grocery comfort zone and set out westward to the Schnucks market in Chesterfield, then headed east to the Schnucks market in South St. Louis city on Grand Avenue. The contrast was eye-opening and although I was expecting some differences in perhaps the aesthetics, what I found ran a little deeper.
As I entered the Chesterfield location, I was quickly reminded of the affluence known to exist in the west county region of the St. Louis metropolitan area. My 2004 Jeep Liberty was snuggled between a Lexus sedan with a slick black paint scheme and a Mercedes S-Class with a Stanford window sticker. Luckily, I just had the jeep cleaned, so although not as posh as my parking lot neighbors, I was able to fit in without too much notice.