Most of the shoppers who came through the doors on Wednesday seemed excited by the grand opening of the St. Clair Shores Kroger. But no more than Blakely Galleh, 4, who was not only one of the first kids to take a shopping tour of the bright blue cars but was treated lukewarm from Starbucks.
According to the news, she shared her excitement, it’s really cool and very organized,” said Angela Gallehog, as she pushed Blakely down the aisle. While, Myat Gie is a plate of sushi for customers attending the grand opening of the new Kroger location at 9 Mile Road and Harper Avenue in St Clair’s Shores. In fact, it’s a big store that didn’t have time to tour everything. But she has indicated that she will return, at least two or three times a week.
The new grocery store features 105,000 square feet and lanes wide enough for three shopper aisles. The shoppers really liked it. It also features a wide range of organic fruits and vegetables, an in-store pharmacy, online ordering service and a popular parking pick-up service. Which has proven to be a valuable asset for other locations during the pandemic, as there are still residents who aren’t. Comfortable with shopping in person. Additionally, additional features of the new store are grab-and-go takeaways and the Snowfox Sushi kiosk operated by K.K.
Among the guests attending the grand opening were the Mayor of St Clair’s Shores Cape and several city councilors, who voted unanimously Monday night to reject Kroger’s proposal to add a petrol station to the new site decorating the corner of 9 Mile Road and Harper Avenue due in part to a gas station. Others are already operating in the area.
Despite this, Albie said he and the board members could not be happier with the new Kroger store. “It looks great,” he said of the new store that was built on the old K-Mart building. “It took an area that was very painful and turned it into a business that would strengthen the city and serve the community residents.” Board member John Caron added, “It’s an incredible store.” “It’s a shame that the gas station was not part of the plan four years ago.”
While, further they said that “This is a $ 20 million investment for the city, so it’s a big deal,” said Mayor Pro-Tem Ronald Frederick. “This is one of the first companies you see coming into town but we already have a gas station nearby and we are worried that another company will shut it down. As a city, we want all commercial activities to succeed.”
The new Kroger is located at 22801 Harper Avenue. The St. Clair Shores also has a Kroger on Marter Road, which DeLuca said will remain open. Store opening hours are 6 AM to 11 PM. Daily. The pharmacy is open 7 days a week from 9 am to 8 pm, Saturday 9 am to 6 pm. And Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm. Now, what are your thoughts? Have you visited the new store? If yes, do share your experience in the comment section below!