Kroger Cuts Ribbon for a New Marketplace Store at Stonebridge in Chesterfield County

Shoppers lined up this morning for a chance to be among the first customers at the new Kroger Marketplace store in the Stonebridge development on the site of the former Cloverleaf Mall. Company representatives and workers were joined by government officials and the general public for a flag raising ceremony and ribbon cutting at 7 a.m. which officially opened the new store.

Chesterfield Board of Supervisors Chairman Dan Gecker addressed the crowd and thanked both Kroger and Crosland Southeast for their commitment to the project and to the community.

The 123,600-square foot Kroger Marketplace store is the largest in the mid-Atlantic region and the first of its kind on the east coast. The new store employs 364 workers. In addition to a wide selection of grocery and perishable items, this store will feature products never seen in a traditional Kroger store. The store has sections such as Baby World, Expanded Home Décor, Toy World, Dyson Vacuum Cleaners, Starbucks, and a Bistro staffed with 2 executive chefs. The Bistro will provide seating for 60 people and offer WIFI along with Direct TV for customers.

Adjacent to the new Marketplace store is the biggest Kroger Fuel center in the Richmond area and one of the biggest in the company. The center can fuel 18 vehicles at one time including diesel fuel.