Save A Lot Closes Two Stores; Dallas Food Desert Grows

Two Save A Lot grocery stores in Southern Dallas are closing, exacerbating the already critical need for fresh and affordable food in the area. The longstanding battle against food insecurity has prompted the City of Dallas to offer cash incentives to grocers willing to establish stores in these underserved communities. According to the City of Dallas, more than 36% of residents reside in areas categorized as food deserts. Furthermore, a national survey conducted by the Department of Agriculture revealed that approximately 15.5% of Texas households experienced food insecurity between 2020 and 2022, significantly surpassing the national average of 11.5%.

Yellow Banana acquired the two Save A Lot locations on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Lancaster Road at the end of 2021 with plans for renovation. The Martin Luther King store ceased operations on February 16th, while the South Lancaster site closed today. Yellow Banana is a retail grocery platform that owns and operates 38 stores under the Save A Lot banner across the Cleveland, Chicago, Milwaukee, Jacksonville, and Dallas metropolitan areas. Despite these closures, Save A Lot reaffirmed its commitment to providing high-quality, fresh, and affordable food options at its remaining locations.