New Kroger at Cornerstone of Centerville opens tomorrow

Kroger will open its newest store at the Cornerstone of Centerville development on Thursday morning.

The store, located at 5400 Cornerstone Blvd., will open its doors at 7 a.m. with the first 300 customers receiving $10 Kroger gift cards. At 8 a.m., store officials will celebrate the opening of the 115,000 square foot store with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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Kroger invested about $21.2 million into the new store, which sits on Feedwire Road between Costco and Cabela's. The Cincinnati-based grocery retailer said the new store will employ about 300 workers. Kroger is also opening a new 124,000-square-foot store in Fairborn in late August, according to a company spokeswoman.

The Cornerstone store features include a Pharmacy drive-thru, The Little Clinic, a growler bar, a bistro with plenty of seating, sushi and a Starbucks. Feedwire will also offer ClickList – Kroger’s online shopping program. ClickList is scheduled to open at the end of June.

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“This store has been a long time in the making and we’re incredibly excited to be opening our doors,” said Steve Weyrich, store manager. “We’re thrilled to offer our shoppers more product varieties and expanded services. We invite all customers from the surrounding communities to stop and see all that Feedwire has to offer. Once you do, you won’t want to shop anywhere else.”

The popular grocer already employs more than 8,100 associates in the Dayton region. Nationwide, the company grew its workforce by more than 12,000 associates last year, and announced earlier this year that it would look to hire an estimated 10,000 permanent positions in its supermarket divisions.

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