Kroger Opens In Griffin, Ga.; Hosts Re-Opening At Store In Athens
Kroger’s new 94,000-s.f. store —which brings approximately 180 new jobs to Griffin, Ga., as well as an array of products, amenities and services—opened at 1524 Hwy. 16 West on Jan. 23.
The new Kroger features a fuel center, Starbucks, expanded deli department, bistro and sushi bar, full-service meat/seafood department, floral department, expanded Natures Market, drive-thru pharmacy and an extensive general merchandise department.
“We are proud to open this new location for our loyal customers in the Griffin community,” says Glynn Jenkins, director of communications and public relations for Kroger’s Atlanta Division. “The amenities offered at the new Griffin Pavilion Kroger will provide residents with a more convenient and affordable shopping experience.”
A ribbon-cutting ceremony last week kicked off opening-day celebrations and featured the Griffin High School Band. During the ceremony, Kroger recognized five local schools—including Jackson Road Elementary School, Mainstay Academy, Beaverbrook Elementary, A.Z. Kelsey Academy and Griffin High School—and donated $10,000 in teacher school supplies to the Spalding County School System.
“We encourage residents to come tour the new store…” says Billy Butts, manager of the Griffin Pavilion Kroger. “We look forward to meeting our local customers.”
Kroger celebrates re-grand opening at store in Athens
The Alps Road Kroger store in Athens, Ga., celebrated its re-grand opening Sunday, after undergoing a 28,000-s.f. expansion—giving the store a total of more than 82,000 s.f.
The expanded Kroger features a variety of new amenities, including: expanded deli/bakery departments with a salad bar and gourmet pastries, bistro with chef-prepared meals, salad and sushi bar, expanded beer and wine department with beer growlers on tap, expanded natural foods department, extensive kitchenware and beauty care departments, University of Georgia spirit wear shop, floral department and an expansive meat/seafood department.
“The Alps Road Kroger has been a part of the Athens community since 2004,” says Jenkins. “We are pleased to celebrate the store’s re-grand opening and introduce its new amenities that will help provide a more convenient shopping experience for our customers.”
As part of the ribbing-cutting ceremony over the weekend, Kroger donated more than $1,000 in teacher school supplies to its community partner, Alps Road Elementary School. Special guests assisting in the ribbon cutting included: Commissioner Mike Hamby; Scott Howard, sports announcer for the UGA basketball and football program; and David Greene, former UGA quarterback and NFL player.
Kroger customers also can celebrate the Alps Road store re-opening by entering to win a 60-inch Sharp TV. The winner will be announced Saturday, Feb. 2.
The Alps Road Kroger employs more than 270 associates with a combined experience of more than 1,295 years of service.
In the featured photo at top: Kroger celebrated the opening of its new store in Griffin, Ga., on Jan. 23 with a ribbon cutting.