MOUNT VERNON — Visitors to the Kroger store on Coshocton Avenue will find things disrupted for the next several months, but the company is betting customers will like the changes.
Work began Feb. 13 on the remodeling project, which is expected to be complete by June.
According to Jackie Siekmann, media and government relations manager for the Columbus Division of Kroger, “The remodel will improve the overall feel of the store. The store will have new, polished flooring and updated decor. It will be more efficient and will have an updated selection of what customers today want.”
She said one of the big changes customers will find is an expanded “Nature’s Market,” with more selection and variety.
“This has been one of the top requests from our customers,” Siekmann said. “Customers are looking for more organic and natural foods in our stores across the country. By expanding our natural foods selection, we are able to meet those demands.”
Some other changes will include additional seating in the Starbucks area, along with televisions. U-Scan registers will be upgraded and several new food cases will be installed to replace older models throughout the store.
The store will not be expanding. As to whether items the store carries will be added or deleted, Siekmann said it is too early to say. Those decisions, she said, are usually made later in the remodeling process.