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Scotty’s Fresh Produce Likely Moving to Manchester

Scotty's owner says the target move-in date for the location along Manchester Road is March 1.

The proposal for Scotty's Fresh Produce Market and Deli to move to Manchester is in the preliminary stages, but it is being reviewed by the Manchester Planning and Zoning Commission.

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Scotty's owner Mark Sgroi tells Patch the process is moving along and at this point it appears the market will move into the historic part of the city.

"We're shooting for a March first opening date," Sgroi said. "We're probably at an 85 percent, 'Yeah this is a go.'" 

Manchester Alderman Michael Clement, who serves as the liaison to the planning and zoning commission, tells Patch that Sgroi is seeking a Special Use Permit to open the business in the former Meramec Valley Bank building at 14444 Manchester Road.  

This would be the second Scotty's Fresh Produce Market location in the St. Louis area. There is currently a Scotty's in Overland that Sgroi said offers fresh fruits and vegetables from local and regional farmers.

"The business sounds interesting and appealing, particularly in an area of old Manchester," Clement stated in an email to Patch.

Scotty's has already secured the building off Manchester Road and now needs plans approved by the City of Manchester and St. Louis County, Sgroi explained.

Sgroi is optimistic the plan will become a reality. He said his business was actually scouted out by a local real estate agent who felt Scotty's would be a good fit for the location.

"They pretty much all welcomed us in," Sgroi said of the City of Manchester. He added that the location of the building and the history behind it made it clear to his business that this would be a good fit. "It looks like it's a one time opportunity. We better jump on it."

If approved by Manchester's planning and zoning commission, the proposal would then have to be approved by the Manchester Board of Aldermen before Scotty's could move into the city.

Genifer Sgroi January 17, 2013 at 09:05 PM
For those of you that are in Overland and see the word "moving"...don't worry! We are not moving, just adding a new location in Manchester :) I am so excited about this opportunity and we couldn't do this without all of our support in Overland. Our customers and the community in Overland have been amazing supporters for our business. Our commitment to you will always be strong! My husband, Mark - owner of Scotty's, has been extremely dedicated and passionate about Scotty's, along with our employees, friends and family. You can count on that passion in Manchester as well. We cannot wait!
Gabrielle Biondo January 17, 2013 at 10:29 PM
Genifer... great point! Sorry - if that was unclear in the article! Yes.. this new Manchester location is in ADDITION to the current Overland location - so now there will be two Scotty's in the St. Louis area!:) I'm excited because I love fresh, homegrown produce!!

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