Discount supermarket chain Save-A-Lot is trying to take a bite out of the Las Vegas grocery store market by opening the first of three new stores this week.
The first Save-A-Lot store opens at 1120 E. Charleston Blvd. at 8 a.m. Thursday, with a ribbon cutting scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday.
The two other Las Vegas stores that will open are at 4440 E. Charleston Blvd. in November and at 6100 Vegas Dr. in early 2016.
These are the first Save-A-Lot stores in Nevada. The closest stores to Las Vegas are in Southern California.
The stores are known for their lean operations, established neighborhoods and local population density, with the average core customer living within two to three miles of a store, said Chon Tomlin, Save-A-Lot spokesperson.
Save-A-Lot is a 40-year-old deep-discount food store chain based in St. Louis with more than 1,300 stores in 36 states. It’s a wholly owned subsidiary of SUPERVALU.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Las Vegas City Council members Bob Coffin and Ricki Barlow are scheduled to attend the ribbon cutting Friday.