A new look — Kroger on Dallas Highway shows off $5 million renovations
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This Kroger store at 3600 Dallas Highway in west Cobb, above, has undergone a $5 million renovation and expansion, making it one of the largest and most modern Kroger stores in Cobb County.
Staff/ Leo Hohmann
This Kroger store at 3600 Dallas Highway in west Cobb, above, has undergone a $5 million renovation and expansion, making it one of the largest and most modern Kroger stores in Cobb County.
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MARIETTA — The Kroger Co. will unveil its newly renovated and expanded store today in west Cobb with a 10 a.m. “grand reopening” event.

The Cincinnati, Ohio-based grocer has pumped $5 million worth of improvements into the store at 3600 Dallas Highway, which is a prime location across from The Avenue West shopping center.

Enhancements include an expanded deli-bakery area, upgraded produce and floral departments as well as improvements to the meat and seafood sections and a new storefront.

Public bathrooms inside the store have also been remodeled and Kroger has modernized the décor throughout. Several checkout-lanes have been added to help customers get in and out faster.

The store has also added 25 new employees, bringing total employment to 154 associates, said Glynn Jenkins, spokesperson for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.

Work on the project began in October 2012.

The store opened in January 1988 and this marks its first major expansion/renovation. After the 2,384-square-foot expansion, the store will offer almost 68,000 square feet of floor space.

Jenkins said a lot goes into assessing a store’s readiness for a major upgrade.

“Our staff spends hours researching and evaluating the needs of residents in the community,” he said. “Along with careful evaluation of the needs of customers in the surrounding area, strategic planning and the design of the facility both play an important role whenever we renovate an existing location.”

He said a typical Kroger store serves a 3.5-mile radius.

“The Marietta community is extremely important to us, and expanding the location along with other store improvements will offer even more choices and convenience for our customers,” Jenkins said.

Jenkins said Kroger will continue to remodel stores to suit the unique needs of its customers but wouldn’t give any clues as to which Cobb County store might be the next to receive a major face-lift.

Within the last two years, Kroger has remodeled the 3330 Cobb Pkwy. location in Acworth and built a 93,000-square-foot store at 3240 S. Cobb Drive in Smyrna in January of last year.

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Jim Warren
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July 09, 2013
Hopefully, it will be the other KROGER on WHITLOCK.

But short of a remodel, they would do well to "de-junk" the store of all the extraneous displays that crowd every aisle and surround each corner of each aisle. It is like a third world flea market. There were six...SIX...floating beer displays on the wine/beer aisle last week. There were only two of us with carts (mine was a small one!), and we could not both maneuver through without one of us pulling between displays.

I have spoken with the nice new manager there and he fully understood. Apparently KROGER pushes them so much stuff that they don't even have room in their stockroom and HAVE to put it out on display. HEY KROGER...are you trying to drive me to shop at PUBLIX? Cause I can do that. It is clean, spacious, and a pleasure to shop there.
Any Food?
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June 26, 2013
Have they added food to the wares they sell? With Whole Foods reducing their inventory just about daily, we are fixing to be a food desert like the ghetto.
Regular customer
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June 26, 2013
Perhaps Kroger could give all of its loyal customers a gift card for the months and months of inconvience. The coffee etc was in isle 3 the next week isle 5 etc. etc. etc. ad infinitum. Just check the use of our Kroger Plus cards and give accordingly.
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