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Old 11-18-2008, 08:08 AM
 
Location: Toledo
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Is anyone actually excited about the new Kroger opening in Kenwood? I just don't get all of the hoopla about this "fresh fare". I go to the grocery store to buy food to cook. If I wanted prepared foods, I'd go to a restaurant. Too me it's a waste of space to have 1/3 of the store dedicated to this "fresh fare".


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Old 11-18-2008, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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A burrito bar?!?! LMAO.

Seriously. Kroger tried the prepared food/restaurant concept in the early 90s and it flopped. Like the story says, they might get workers coming over from the mall. Otherwise, it would have to be awfully damn good food to get me to fight the traffic around there, when otherwise I could just zip in and out of a (smaller) neighborhood Kroger.

Did they knock over the old store -- which was all of what, 10 or 15 years old?!? -- and build a brand new one?

What a waste.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:41 AM
 
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You'd think they would completely overhaul, or at least renovate the outdated Kroger in Hyde Park before doing something like this. I hope the additional parking they are putting in place is enough to ease what is already a major problem for that mall without the new shops.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:45 AM
 
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A burrito bar?!?! LMAO.

Seriously. Kroger tried the prepared food/restaurant concept in the early 90s and it flopped. Like the story says, they might get workers coming over from the mall. Otherwise, it would have to be awfully damn good food to get me to fight the traffic around there, when otherwise I could just zip in and out of a (smaller) neighborhood Kroger.

Did they knock over the old store -- which was all of what, 10 or 15 years old?!? -- and build a brand new one?

What a waste.
Yes they did. They knocked it down and moved it to the other side of the parking lot.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:54 AM
 
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You'd think they would completely overhaul, or at least renovate the outdated Kroger in Hyde Park before doing something like this. I hope the additional parking they are putting in place is enough to ease what is already a major problem for that mall without the new shops.
Actually I don't think the Hyde Park Kroger is that outdated. The old Kroger in Kenwood was more outdated than the Hyde Park Kroger and both Kenwood and Hyde Park are a million steps up from Norwood Kroger where I usually go. I haven't been to the new Kroger yet. It's right by my job so I'm going to check it out after work.
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:58 AM
 
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You'd think they would completely overhaul, or at least renovate the outdated Kroger in Hyde Park
And that store was renovated and enlarged ... what? Only five or six years ago? It was just before I moved away in Fall 2004.

I just don't get it. Aside from the teeming cucarachas, I was just as happy with that ancient Tudor mini-Kroger in Mariemont square years ago. It had pretty much everything I needed (but I didn't need the cockroaches, LOL). Other than the obvious ploy of trying to confuse customers into parting with more of their money, what's the point of the constant renovation/remodeling?

Yayoi, you'll have to give us a play-by-play description! Doubtful I'll ever check it out myself -- when I'm in town, I go to Kroger only long enough to pick up a half-dozen tubs of Skyline. LOL
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Old 11-18-2008, 09:33 AM
 
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I guess it just seems strange to me that Kroger is based here in Cincinnati and most of them I have visited are like the Hyde Park location or the Sharonville one on 42 near where I work... sure they have done some things recently (coffee/lounge area) but you still get the feeling you are walking into 1980, when many of the ones in Columbus were huge Super-Krogers that may as well have a disco inside of them by comparison.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:18 AM
 
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I think the new Kroger is supplying more to the organic side of customers.
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Old 11-18-2008, 10:20 AM
 
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when many of the ones in Columbus were huge Super-Krogers that may as well have a disco inside of them by comparison.
The first "super-kroger" (Jewelry Store, Electronics, Appliances) was completed in Eastgate I believe, so this isn't saying much.

If I get in that super-kroger mood and feel the urge to visit one, I go to the St. Bernard/Mitchell Ave. location.
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Old 11-18-2008, 01:15 PM
 
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I have a question.....where is the company's largest store? Is it Newport/Bellevue now?
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