CINCINNATI - Developers of Oakley Station say they are in final negotiations to bring the region's largest Kroger Marketplace store to the former Cincinnati Milacron site at Marburg Avenue and Madison Road.
Plans call for a 145,658-square-foot store on the northeastern corner of the 74-acre site, where a 302-unit apartment complex and a 14-screen Cinemark movie theater are already under construction. That size would be about 25 percent larger than the average-sized Marketplace store.
"This is a very important component [to the project]," said Steve Dragon, vice president of Vandercar Holdings Inc. "Having a retail anchor to announce is very important for getting other smaller tenant negotiations moving forward."
Vandercar unveiled plans for the new Kroger Marketplace store at an Oakley neighborhood meeting Tuesday night.
Kroger officials could not be reached for comment.
Vandercar is trying to strike a deal to enable the Kroger store to open by 2015, with a full grocery and expanded perishables department, along with a bistro/restaurant, bank, pharmacy, fuel center and home goods section.
"I think they look at it as a high-profile draw for them in their home region," he said.
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