A former Marsh grocery store on Bloomington’s north side is opening as a Kroger on Thursday, but store officials say there’s still a lot left to do.
The 40,000 square foot building features a $1 million technology upgrade including improved check out stations and motion sensor lights in the frozen section.
But Kroger spokesman Eric Halvorson says not everything is new.
“Twenty-four of those people worked here when it was Marsh,” Halvorson says. “We interviewed as many as wanted to come back and join the company and it’s an honor to say even the manager of this store will be a familiar face.”
Halvorson says the previous Marsh location has been closed for almost 8 months causing other grocery stores to pick up more customers.
“That puts some pressure on the other stores then suddenly there’s a surge on the apples and apples are gone so now this will make life easier for all the other stores around the area because they can address so much demand right here,” he says.
Halvorson says Bloomington’s location is number four in the six total Marsh stores that will reopen as a Kroger.
He says they plan to open the final two locations in Muncie and Carmel-Zionsville in May.