Kroger Plans Growth for New and Current Tennessee Stores
CINCINNATI, OH - Kroger is advancing in the Tennessee region. Included in the retailer’s growth spurt are expansion and relocation plans, as well as big plans for a former Kmart store.
“This will be the ‘wow’ of the market,” Chris Miller, Assistant Real Estate Manager for Kroger’s Nashville Division said to planning commission members, according to The Tennessean.
The six-acre property that will house the 100,000 square-foot Kroger is valued at upwards of $7.2 million, according to the report, purchased by Nashville-based Maple Row Partners LLC in September of last year. The new store will incorporate Kroger’s Clicklist, a new concept that allows consumers to shop online for their groceries.
Melissa Eads, Community Relations Manager for Kroger, told The Tennessean that Clicklist will be up and running in a number of Kroger stores in the greater Nashville area by the time this new location opens next fall. Eads added that it will replace Kroger’s current store in the area, which is open less than a block away
A hop-skip away, Kroger has also submitted plans for a sizeable expansion project in the Brentwood, Tennessee-area, combining two stores to create an 89,012 square-foot Kroger superstore.
Soon to be born of an existing 58,315 square-foot Harris Teeter and an adjacent space, The Tennessean reports that this will be considerably larger than the retailer’s surrounding locations. The Nolensville, TN Kroger measures at 63,000 square feet while another Brentwood store is 58,890 square feet.
While the new 100,000 square foot store is due to open in the fall, the 89,012 square-foot is reportedly planned for a 2016 opening.