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A new 94,000-square-foot Kroger is opening its doors adjacent to Kmart this week.
The new Kroger is shifting from its current location down the street at 101 Village Ave. and has added a nine-pump fuel center, which opened March 30.
More than $16 million went into renovations for the new Victory Boulevard grocery store, which took over part of the current Super Kmart, according to a Kroger spokesperson.
The new Kroger will look much like the store in Short Pump, which includes a Starbucks and a salad bar.
The York County Economic Development Authority entered into an agreement with the grocery store company in March 2014 that called for a $300,000 grant disbursed over three years to help with the move.
As part of the agreement, Kroger has to find a new tenant for the old store. Company spokesperson Megan Semmelman said Kroger is currently negotiating a contract to sell the property on Village Avenue.
Kroger, an Ohio-based chain, has 31 stores in Virginia — including seven in Hampton Roads — and merged with Harris Teeter in January 2014. It is the largest supermarket chain in the country, according to the National Retail Federation.
The company moved into the Kroger on Village Avenue in 2000, replacing Hannaford, a New England supermarket chain.