*This story has been updated to include photos from the new Kroger on the Atlanta Beltline.
At 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, doors will open at the 725 Ponce Kroger. The events officially start at 8 a.m. with comments from community leaders, including Atlanta City Councilman Amir Farokhi and Rob Brawner, executive director of the Atlanta Beltline Partnership.
“The 65,000-s.f. store reflects the spirit and vibrancy of the Beltline and surrounding communities, featuring murals from local artists and Atlanta-themed décor, along with a green roof with plants and beehives,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.
Special departments and features of The 725 Ponce Kroger:
- A large Starbucks with a walk-up order and pick-up stations from the patio, which has Beltline access
- The Pub on Ponce Beer & Wine bar with a walk-up window and Beltline access
- B’s Cracklin BBQ
- Murray’s Cheese
- Deli Offerings:
- The Chicken Co.
- Pizza Romano
- Sushi and Pan Asian
- Boar’s Head sandwiches and made-to-order sandwich station
- Salad bar
- Home Chef case
- Kroger Pick-up (available after Oct. 23)
- Customary departments, such as floral, produce, bakery, meat/seafood and pharmacy
The grand opening of the 725 Ponce Kroger also will feature Kroger’s Zero Hunger | Zero Waste initiative. Procter & Gamble will donate $25,000 to the Atlanta Community Food Bank to help replenish its inventory—and Kroger will recognize its local Zero Hunger | Zero Waste Food Rescue Program partner agency, Antioch Urban Ministries, with a $500 gift card.
Kroger also will donate $500 gift cards to Grady High School, Inman Park Middle School and Springdale Park Elementary School.
“The city of Atlanta, community leaders, residents and businesses have come together to create and nurture a very special place. The new 725 Ponce Kroger signifies our ongoing commitment to the community and the ongoing economic prosperity of Atlanta,” Turner said.