SugarCreek buys, plans to renovate Dayton Kroger property

The old Kroger property at 900 N. Gettysburg Ave. has been vacant for years and currently is boarded up and covered in grafitti. SugarCreek has bought the building with plans to create a new warehouse. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

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The old Kroger property at 900 N. Gettysburg Ave. has been vacant for years and currently is boarded up and covered in grafitti. SugarCreek has bought the building with plans to create a new warehouse. CORNELIUS FROLIK / STAFF

SugarCreek packing has purchased the former Kroger store on Gettysburg Avenue with plans to create a new warehouse.

SugarCreek, which has a processing facility for retail and food service up the road, has purchased the 52,000-square-foot site at 900 N. Gettysburg Ave.

Kroger closed the store in 2008, and the property was acquired by Revival Center Ministries International.

The church announced plans to renovate the building to become its new home and entered a land contract with the previous owner.

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But Revival Center sold the property last month to SugarCreek for $215,000, according to Montgomery County real estate records.

The city of Dayton received an application requesting commercial zoning permission to occupy the space as a warehouse or indoor storage facility, city records show.

The city also received a commercial building application to remodel the property to add an overhead door at the south end of a wall.

SugarCreek employs 2,000 workers in six manufacturing facilities in Dayton (1241 N. Gettysburg Ave.), Washington Court House, Cincinnati, Indiana and Kansas, the company said.

“SugarCreek continues to be an anchoring presence and good corporate citizen in West Dayton,” said Ford Weber, Dayton’s director of economic development. “We are encouraged by their continued investment.”

This newspaper has reached out to SugarCreek and will update this story with their responses.

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