Columbus will soon be home to the largest Kroger Marketplace in the Midwest, according to a recent article published by Columbus Business Journal. While traditional Kroger stores feature all the departments you expect to find in a full service grocery store such as a deli and bakery, Kroger Marketplace stores are known for their enormous size and featuring groceries as well as furniture and apparel. Another hallmark of a marketplace, are specialty sections that sell ready to eat fast casual food options, including sushi.
The grocery store chain recently announced that it will open a 123,000 square foot Kroger Marketplace in Jerome Village, which will cost $38 million to build and is currently projected to be completed by the end of 2024. According to the recent article, the Jerome Village location will feature some prepared fast casual food choices that include sushi and a Murray’s cheese shop, which is a partnership between Kroger supermarkets and the New York based Murray’s cheese.
The typical Murray’s cheese shop inventory features items perfect for high protein options on the go, or for building your charcuterie board, like assorted cheeses and meats, as well as Murray’s jams and spreads.
Based in Cincinnati, the grocery store chain opened in 1883 when Barney Kroger invested his life savings of $372 to open a grocery store in the city’s downtown area, according to information on the chain’s website. Today, the company is one of the world’s largest retailers, with 2,800 stores in 35 states, per information found on its website.