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DENVER -- The Kroger Co.'s King Soopers and City Market divisions based here have settled a lawsuit brought against the operations by the Colorado Cross-Disability Coalition (CCDC) over accessibility to stores.
CCDC had filed against 101 King Soopers and 35 City Market stores in Colorado. A federal court judge approved the settlement, in which the grocery chains have agreed to improve access at the stores in question for people in wheelchairs to parking, checkout aisles, merchandise displays, service counters, and bathrooms.
"We are very pleased that King Soopers/City Market was willing to work with us to resolve our concerns," Julie Reiskin, CCDC executive director, said in a statement.
According to the settlement, the grocery stores and CCDC will work with Access by Design LLC, a Colorado-based accessibility consultancy, to devise the best solutions for improving accessibility. A pilot program will include 10 stores to start, but Kind Soopers and City Market eventually plan to use the solutions in all their stores, according to local reports.