New Kroger store on North Memorial Drive set for Wednesday opening

LANCASTER – Tim Barlow hopes business go “Wow!” when they enter a new Kroger store during 1621 N. Memorial Drive.

“I consider it’s going to be a outrageous disproportion from what they’re used to down a street,” a store manager said. “To be means to travel into a new store with a additional things we’ll be offering, we consider a patron will be unequivocally excited. we wish it only kind of takes their exhale divided as they travel in a doorway and see what we’re charity now.”

The store will open during 8 a.m. Wednesday, with a grand opening rite set for 9:30 a.m. that day.

The 103,531 square-foot store scarcely doubles in distance a aged store during 1735 N. Memorial Drive. The new store sits on land vacated by Kmart when that store closed.

The aged Kroger will tighten on Tuesday during 9 p.m. The Kroger during 1141 E. Main St. will not be influenced by a new store.

The latest Kroger will embody a Starbucks coffee shop, a health clinic, a pharmacy with twin drive-through lanes, a fuel center, a duck wing bar and more.

“Everything that we’re offering, this is going to be superb for a community,” Barlow said. “We’re vehement about removing in, removing open and taking caring of a business and holding caring of a business here in town.”

In sequence to improved offer those customers, a store will start charity a ClickList use on Dec. 7. With that services, shoppers sequence their groceries online and they are delivered to their car when they arrive during a store.

The new Kroger will also meant an additional 150 employees, bringing a sum series of workers to about 250. The positions are both full-time and part-time.

The store will also underline an 18-foot by 5-foot high picture by internal artist Jason Goupil. He was selected from 13 field to emanate a picture of internal landmarks. The landmarks embody Rising Park, Mount Pleasant, and a Fairfield County Fairgrounds.

“We are really unapproachable of a new store and a Lancaster mural, with a latter depicting Lancaster’s approach of life,” Barlow said. “The store was combined for a community, providing a forms of products and services, and a environment, that area shoppers will enjoy.”

The new Kroger will be open from 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. 7 days a week.

To assistance applaud a grand opening, former Ohio State using behind Archie Griffin will hail fans and pointer autographs during a store from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. On Dec. 8 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. animals from a Columbus Zoo and Aquarium will be on hand.


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