The new Clinton Save A Lot location is officially open as officials cut the ribbon on the new building of Washington Street Wednesday morning.
Store owner Dave Jackson says this has been a long time in the making and had many to thank Wednesday morning before the store opened it's doors for the first time to the public.
According to Jackson, the new store was almost completely built by local contractors. Jackson credits Dave Waters of Waters Construction with putting together a great team to get the work done.
Clinton Mayor Roger Cyrulik says Clinton is lucky to have store owner like Dave Jackson and a store like Clinton Save A Lot and congratulates him on the new store opening.
Clinton City Administrator Tim Followell outlines the challenges the new store faced in getting put up on it's new location. Followell explains everything from removing the soil from a former coal plant to the Ameren utilities getting moved were just a few of the challenges the project faced.
Jackson indicates the Clinton Save A Lot store will be one of the chain's largest locations that spans 1400 locations and over 40 states.
The new facility will be 40-percent larger than the former location.