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Downtown Bloomington Grocery Store Getting Facelift

The Kroger at 2nd Street and College Avenue near the B-Line Trail is going to be more than 5,000 square feet larger.

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The Kroger at 2nd and College in Bloomington will be expanding this year. Construction is set to begin Jan. 2.

Work is beginning this week to expand a downtown Bloomington grocery store. The Kroger at 2nd Street and College Avenue near the B-Line Trail is going to be more than 5,000 square ft. larger.

According to spokesman John Elliot, the expansion of nearly every department will mean a number of new full time positions. He says the store will also become more energy efficient.

“You’ll see some sustainability investments in LED lighting, which are the lowest energy use in the industry,” he says “You’ll see the most efficient motors for freezers and refrigerators.”

Elliot says the store will expand about twenty feet north of where the current entrance sits. Among other things, the remodeled store will include a new deli cafeteria overlooking the B-Line trail.

The project is expected to be completed this year.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/bob.eckert.50 Bob Eckert

    This is an excellent decision on the part of Kroger’s. They will never regret it. If they serve the right kinds of things in the “B-line” deli and make it really accessible. it will be a point of destination for folks on the trail. Congratulations to the store and Krogers. Now everyone must support the decision when the renovation is complete by going to the store.

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