Kroger holds grand reopening for remodeled store

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) After months of renovations, Kroger held a grand reopening for its store located in Chestnut Plaza off Illinois Road in Fort Wayne Thursday morning. The store originally opened as a Scott’s and was the last store to bear that name following the sale of Scott’s to Kroger nearly a decade ago.

This store remodel features the following enhancements:
Gross retail space of 61,836 square feet

  • All new full service bakery, deli, and floral
  • Updated pharmacy using the existing walk-up window
  • Updated produce department
  • Renovated deli includes seating area, Starbucks, cheese shop, beverage bar, Gourmet Pizza, Bowls and Wraps station, hot foods cases, new age beverage cases, service cases, upright deli island, sushi preparation area with Chef on the Run, soup and sandwich/salad cases
  • Relocated bakery includes service bakery case, new cake case, new self-service cases, new frozen bakery case, new bakery displays and all new preparation equipment
  • Relocated floral area includes a new workstation with register
  • Renovated meat and seafood area includes grilling station, new service meat and seafood cases, self-service seafood

During the grand reopening event, Kroger made donations of $1,000 to Shepherd’s House, $1,000 to Fort Wayne Rescue Mission and $44,456 to the Community Harvest Food Bank. The food bank contribution represents $10,235 in cash and $11,708 in food donated by Kroger associates and customers during the Share Your Feast food drive, $10,407 in matching funds donated by Kroger and 4,500 dozen eggs worth $12,105 donated by HATCH. HATCH is a partnership led by Eli Lilly’s Elanco division and supported by Kroger and egg vendor Rose Acre Farms in order to provide regional food banks with healthy, high-protein eggs that are rarely available to those supported by the hunger relief system.

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