Kroger to build new store at former Kmart site in Riverside

Kroger announced plans to build a new store at the site of a former Kmart on Woodman Drive in Riverside. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF
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Kroger announced plans to build a new store at the site of a former Kmart on Woodman Drive in Riverside. MARSHALL GORBY\STAFF

Kroger announced plans to open a new store at the site of a former Kmart.

The store will be at 601 Woodman Drive in Riverside. ½

“This new Kroger store is a game-changer for our community,” said Gary Burkholder, Riverside community development director. “The city thanks Kroger and their entire team for their commitment to reinvest in Riverside.”

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The store is expected to employed about 160 people. Those interested in working for Kroger can visit jobs.kroger.com.

“Kroger is proud to bring a fresh and friendly customer experience to the Riverside community,” said Erin Rolfes, corporate affairs manager of the Cincinnati/Dayton division of Kroger. “We believe Fresh for Everyone means having the right products our customers need when they need them. This new store is a great step toward that goal.”

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Construction on the store is expected to begin soon. Information about the grand opening date will be announced as details are available.

Last fall, U-Haul considered the location for a storage and truck terminal, but city officials voted against rezoning the property.

“Not only does this expansion represent a significant investment in our county, but it will provide more food choices to residents in Riverside and the surrounding communities,” said Montgomery County Commission President Judy Dodge.