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N. Hairston Kroger Getting $1 Million Remodel

The changes are coming as a new Walmart supercenter goes up across the street.

The Kroger store on N. Hairston Road near the intersection with Memorial Drive is getting new décor, moving its floral department, and raising the ceiling as part of a $1 million makeover now underway.

“Kroger has and continues to remodel stores to suit the unique needs of our customers," Kroger spokesman Glynn Jenkins told Patch in an e-mail.

"We want to renovate this location so that we deliver the products, amenities and lower prices our customers appreciate. Renovations will include new décor, relocating the floral department, raising the ceiling for more openness, floor enhancements and other noticeable changes. The store renovations will [begin] in January with a tentative completion date in mid April  2013.”

The changes are coming as a new Walmart supercenter, complete with a grocery store, goes up across the street. The supercenter could have a summer opening.

Tell us: What do you think about the N. Hairston Kroger getting a remodel? Tell us in the comments section below.

Jenkins said the store, at 965 N. Hairston, opened Nov. 11, 1999. Previous renovations took place in 2004, and Kroger added the fuel center a year later.

This time last year, the S. Hairston Road Kroger also began a $1 million renovation.

Camille February 06, 2013 at 07:55 PM
They should have considered the renovations years ago. It's sad that the only reason they are now in the process of remodeling this Kroger is because competition is coming across the street.
Darlene February 06, 2013 at 08:24 PM
YOU GET A "AMEN" FROM ME ON WHAT SHARON SAID, CUSTOMER SERVICE @ THE SERVICE DESK IS ATROCIOUS!!! NO ONE WILL STOP AND HELP U FINE ANYTHING UNLESS ITS SOMEBODY IN A WHITE SHIRT...I WOULD NEVER SHOP WTH THEM AGAIN AS LONG AS I'M ALIVE...SERVICE IS ATROCIOUS!
Cary G. Williams February 07, 2013 at 06:19 AM
Upper Management should make sure its managers are accountable for its employees being professional as well and making sure the store is clean and the parking lot. Loitering makes you donot want to come into the store! There should be a real training program that all cashiers and baggers are courteous and speak to the customer. They are the ones that leave a lasting impression on the customer!
Prewitt February 10, 2013 at 03:22 PM
Thanks for the upgrades Kroger. How about making a change in your management.
gdfo March 18, 2013 at 10:57 AM
There is a problem with customer service at that Kroger. There are 7 of their shopping carts across the street at the bus stop just over an incline dumped there. I wish the store would do something about the illegal street hawking that goes on, on the corner.

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