WESTERVILLE — Kroger opened its new Marysville Kroger Marketplace on Oct. 5 at 1501 W. Fifth St.
The store, with neighboring fuel center, represents a $23.5 million investment in the Marysville community. The new 126,000 square-foot store replaced Kroger’s location at 1095 W. Fifth St. The 52,000 square-foot Kroger first opened to customers in 1982.
The larger Marketplace format allows for expanded offerings, including apparel, household items and small kitchen appliances. The prototype also includes an in-store Starbucks®, where skillfully trained baristas prepare and serve specialty coffee, tea and pastry items. Marketplace shoppers can enjoy made-to-order pizza, sandwiches and Pan-Asian style cuisine at the in-store bistro with seating area. Central Ohio artist Matthew Adams is designing a mural that pays homage to Marysville’s history and strong ties to the agricultural industry. The large-scale design will be installed in the bistro of the new store to encourage community gathering.
In the Murray’s Cheese shop, knowledgeable cheese mongers will assist customers with selecting from more than 50 varieties of domestic and imported artisan cheeses. The store will feature the only liquor agency in Union County as well as expanded selection of Ohio-brewed beers. Customers can purchase a craft brew or glass of wine at the tasting bar, which will be staffed by a qualified beverage steward.
Customers will be able to access Wi-Fi throughout the store, and the location will offer ClickList, Kroger’s exclusive online grocery ordering, curbside pickup service. Marketplace shoppers can also take advantage of The Little Clinic, a retail medical clinic staffed by nurse practitioners who are trained to diagnose, treat and write prescriptions for common illnesses.
“Additional departments, product assortment and space make this Marketplace the best Kroger has to offer,” said Marysville Marketplace Store Leader John Wulff. “My team of associates is eager to open the doors and welcome the community into the new store. Our associates are local, and are looking forward to not only working, but also shopping in this state-of-the-art location.”
More than 350 associates will assist customers at the new store, with approximately 200 transferring from the prior location. The store will remain open for customers 24 hours a day.
Information for this story was provided by Kroger’s.