• Kroger at 725 Ponce near the Atlanta Beltline officially opens today

    By: Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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    ATLANTA - A new Kroger will open its doors along the Eastside Beltline trail on this week, the company announced. 

    The 60,000 square-foot building located at 725 Ponce de Leon Avenue will open at 7 a.m. Wednesday with a celebration to follow shortly after. 

    We'll take you inside the new store and explain what it means for economic development in the area, on Channel 2 Action News at Noon.

    The store will have an indoor eatery, B's Cracklin BBQ, and Pub on Ponce Beer & Wine Bar, which has a walk-up window and access to the Beltline. 

    A Starbucks inside the store will also have patio and Beltline access. The store's pick-up option will be available at the store after Oct. 23. 


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    The new store replaces the infamous location, nicknamed "Murder Kroger" following the first murder in the store's parking lot in 1991. The name has stuck since then, even inspiring a song by the same name. The area has since rebranded with a $155 million mixed-use development. 

    Kroger will also donate $500 gift cards to Grady High School, Inman Middle School and Springdale Park Elementary School at the grand opening celebration. Antioch Urban Ministries will also receive a $500 gift card from the grocer. 

    Atlanta Community Food Bank will also receive a $25,000 donation from Proctor and Gamble during the grand opening celebration. 

    This article was written by Raisa Habersham, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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