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Downtown Bloomington Grocery Store Getting Facelift

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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.

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