CINCINNATI -- Corryville's new Kroger store opened to the public Thursday morning.
Cincinnatians lined up in to see the new $20 million "urban" store before 6:30 a.m.
The store was built to replace the old Corryville store at 1 West Corry Street in the University Plaza shopping center.
The new Kroger will include a drive-through pharmacy, a Little Clinic, Murray’s Cheese, a Natural Foods section, Starbucks, bistro with a grab-and-go entrance, and floral department. The store also expanded the produce, meat and seafood, dairy and frozen foods compared to the old store.
Something totally new to this Kroger: The bar, beer taps and growler station located on the second floor of the store.
The Corryville Kroger opened a day after the Walnut Hills Kroger closed its doors for good.
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Kroger is offering a bus transportation system for former Walnut Hills store customers. Those who registered and used their Kroger Plus cards in the Walnut Hills store before it closed are eligible for the service through Aug. 31.
Here's how it works:
- Register for the program before the store closes.
- Shop new Corryville store, spend at least $20, present your Plus card at checkout.
- Customers will receive a message on the bottom of their receipt to present at the customer service desk for their roundtrip bus ticket.
- Offer limited to two shopping trips per household per week until Aug 31.
Kroger also is offering a free shuttle service for customers 50 and older from the Walnut Hills parking lot to the new Corryville store on Wednesdays from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through March 31, 2018. Customers must show an ID each time they use the service. The company is partnering with Cincinnati Area Senior Services on the shuttle.