Kroger Co.: Harris Teeter acquisition could lead to new downtown Cincinnati store

WCPO exclusive from retail convention in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- The Kroger Co.'s acquisition of Harris Teeter Stores Inc. could have a positive impact on downtown Cincinnati. One of the company's top real estate executives told WCPO that the merger has sparked a renewed interest in urban-format grocery stores.

"It's just the success they've had with their urban stores in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore area," said Terry Evans, vice president of real estate for the Cincinnati-based grocery chain, in an exclusive interview with WCPO at the International Council of Shopping Centers retail convention in Las Vegas. "It's their ability to make it work that's kind of given us some confidence."

Insiders can learn what kind of store Kroger is looking to build in downtown Cincinnati and when it might happen.


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