It seems as though St. Louis is seeing the opening of more and more liquor stores and huge stores at that. The latest is the 22,000 square foot Total Wine and More which opened last week in Town and Country with a second store to open in Brentwood next month. This store has 8,000 wines, 3,000 spirits and 2,500 beers. Daunting or fun depending on your point of view. You can even order online and arrange for FedEx to deliver.
And, Schnucks seems to be allocating more and more shelf space to their own house brands. They've changed the house label on many of their own packaging, most with a vague cream and green look. Take a look at the cheese aisle for example. The Schnucks cheeses, grated/sliced/block, have almost 2/3's of the section these days.
I went over to the new Lucky's grocery store yesterday and will probably go back. It was a nice food shopping experience with good quality in the prepared foods/produce/bulk items and beer/wine and liquors. Plus not so huge you feel you've competed your 10,000 exercise steps for the day.