Shoppers looking for bargains no longer can search the aisles of the Save-A-Lot on York Street in Aiken.

The discount grocery store has closed.

According to a handwritten sign taped to a window at Save-A-Lot’s entrance, Nov. 21 was the last day the store was open.

An Oklahoma-based company, Honor Capital, acquired the license to operate the Save-A-Lot after it closed in 2016, renovated the store extensively and reopened it in March 2017.

At that time, the store was one of five Save-A-Lots operated by Honor Capital, which is owned by military veterans.

In February 2017, representatives of Honor Capital met with Aiken leaders and community stakeholders to introduce themselves and discuss their business plan for the local Save-A-Lot.

One of those representatives, Bryan Winter, said Honor Capital’s mission was “to open up grocery stores in areas that don’t have access or lack access to affordable and healthy food options.”

The Aiken Standard contacted several members of Honor Capital’s by management team by email about the Aiken Save-A-Lot’s closure, but no responses were received prior to this story’s publication.

In addition, there was no response to a voice mail message left on the Aiken Save-A-Lot’s phone system.

​Dede Biles is the Aiken County government, business and horse industry reporter for the Aiken Standard. Follow her on Twitter @DBethBiles.