Kroger’s annexation petition, which names Davis as the agent, is expected to be considered by county commissioners next month.
Kroger is in the development stages of the project, including considering the futures of plaza tenants that may be impacted by a new store location, according to Leesemann. It does not have a schedule of when plans for the new store will move forward.
The current store will remain open until the new one is completed, city officials said.
Kroger bought the Alex-Bell Plaza in 2014 for $2.3 million. The city began discussions with township officials “a while back,” said Moraine City Manager David Hicks.
Kroger Marketplace stores are generally larger locations that offer a wider selection of goods, including home fashion, bed and bath, kitchen and small appliances, home office products and toys, according to the company’s website.