Kroger announces renovated store will reopen July 7 


BUCKHANNON — Following extensive renovations after an electrical fire on May 5, Kroger announced the Buckhannon store will finally reopen on Wednesday, July 7 at 8 a.m.

According to Kroger spokesperson Melissa Eads, the company invested $1.2 million over the past two months to remodel the store and add some exciting new options for local shoppers. The updated store reportedly received new décor and flooring, as well as a remodeled pharmacy, new cases and fixtures. Buckhannon Kroger will also now offer a selection of wine and fresh sushi. “We offer fresh sushi in a number of our stores and are just glad to be able to add that option to this store as well,” Eads expressed.

Like several other area locations, the Buckhannon store has also added the Kroger Pickup service. “Kroger Pickup offers customers the convenience of ordering online and choosing a pickup time that is convenient for them, then the customer’s groceries are delivered to their car when they arrive,” Eads explained. This service is best used through the free Kroger app on a smartphone, but orders can also be placed online at Kroger.com. Kroger Pickup is provided free for orders $35 and over, and a $4.95 convenience fee is added to orders less than $35.

“We cannot wait to reopen the store and once again be able to fully serve our customers and community,” Kroger District Manager Tina Hitch stated. “We know everyone has been anxiously awaiting the reopening, and we are excited for them to see the upgrades we have made.”

Eads mentioned that Kroger also plans to open a Fuel Center at the Buckhannon location by the end of the year. “Obviously when it comes to construction and weather, you never know what’s going to happen when you’re talking about something several months out, but our goal is to have that open by the end of the year,” Eads explained. “We’re excited to be open—we know the community is ready and we are too!”

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