Dodson Ave. Save-A-Lot Closes Down

Thursday, June 30, 2022 - by Thea Marshall

The only grocery store in the East Chattanooga area, Save-A-Lot, has closed its doors after only two years in business.


City officials deemed the East Chattanooga area as a “food desert” due to the neighborhood’s lack of a full-service grocery store. In 2020, Save-A-lot opened to solve those issues. 


Now, people in the neighborhood will have to go back to traveling to surrounding areas. 

 

When the $2 million grocery opened, County Commissioner Warren Mackey said it was the culmination of a two-decade effort to get a grocery back into the community.    


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