Kroger celebrating grand reopening of South Second Street store
A ribbon cutting is planned for 7:30 a.m. on April 25. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville athletics director Vince Tyra are expected to attend.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Renovations are complete at the Kroger store near the University of Louisville, after a year of construction.
The store on South Second Street is planning a grand reopening on Wednesday, April 25.
The store expanded the produce, meat, seafood and deli options and now features a new Starbucks, Wine and Spirits shop and prepared food from Eli’s Bar-b-que.
Store manager Tim Dawson Jr. says the store has nearly doubled in size to 96,000 square feet. It's also the first Kroger in the area to unveil the Scan, Bag, Go digital checkout technology.
"Our goal was to try to get 70 percent of our customers utilizing that because it's just a great feature to help them as they're shopping throughout the store," Dawson said. "It cuts down their wait time."
Dawson estimates nearly two-thirds of customers have been taking advantage of the technology.
Officials say 100 new jobs were created during the store's $14 million renovation. The store now has more than 260 employees.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is planned for 7:30 a.m. on April 25. Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer and University of Louisville athletics director Vince Tyra are expected to attend.
The first 250 customers will receive coupons for free breakfast items.
The store will be open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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