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Additional details of The Kroger Co. Central Division's recently announced $12 million Indiana revitalization program were revealed Tuesday, plans of which call for demolishing six abandoned, burned-out and vandalized buildings and cleaning up a portion of the Monon Trail to make way for a new 50,000-square-foot food store.
Last week the grocery chain announced plans to invest more than $75 million and create over 250 jobs in northeast Indiana, as well as unveiling a $2 million, two-year strategic plan in the Indianapolis area to support K-12 education.
A cornerstone of the Indianapolis-based regional Kroger division's multimillion-dollar makeover is a flagship food, pharmacy and fuel center in the Nora community that will occupy a nearly six-acre site with more than 50,000 square feet of retail space. The uniquely designed store will feature a drive-through pharmacy, full-service deli with seating, a pasta and olive bar, a sushi chef, and a full-service butcher shop and fish market.
The eastern boundary of the site is the Monon Trail, and the project will include cleanup and beautification of the trail frontage. Details of the trail project, in partnership with Indy Parks and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, will be provided in a future announcement.
The Kroger Central Division has 153 food stores, 129 pharmacies and 52 fuel centers operating under five banners; Kroger, Scott's, Owen's, Hilander and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to five stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio.