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Ely Walker building in downtown St. Louis

English Living, shown in this March 13, 2009, file photo, is located on the ground floor of the Ely Walker building on Washington Avenue downtown. Photo by Dawn Majors of the Post-Dispatch

Lucky’s Market, a specialty grocer based in Boulder, Colo., is considering a store on the first floor of the Ely Walker building in downtown St. Louis, sources say.

Saggar Holdings LLC recently acquired the space at 1520 Washington Avenue from SA Group Properties Inc.

Sources say Lucky’s would occupy about 20,000 square feet of space formerly occupied by the London Tea Room and the English Living furniture store.

Lucky’s already has St. Louis-area stores in Rock Hill and Ellisville.

Steve Symsack, the Gershman Commercial Real Estate senior vice president who represented Saggar Holdings in the Ely Walker transaction, said Thursday that Lucky’s has scouted several locations for a downtown store.

A Lucky’s at the Ely Walker building would be similar in size to downtown’s only supermarket — the 26,000-square-foot Culinaria that opened in 2009 at 315 North Ninth Street. Culinaria is a Schnucks Market store.


Editor's note: This replaces an earlier version that gave an incorrect date for when Culinaria opened in downtown St. Louis. 

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Tim Bryant is a reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.