New Kroger opens with ceremony, donations

A new Kroger opens its doors Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a large donation to the community.

The new Kroger Marketplace on the corner of Cedar Bluff Rd. and Kingston Pike hours before the grand opening on June 27th, 2012. (WVLT / Herb Gross)

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A new Kroger opens its doors Wednesday with a ribbon cutting ceremony and a large donation to the community.

The Grand Opening for the new Kroger, which sits on the corner of Cedar Bluff and Kingston Pike, starts at 9 a.m.

As part of the festivities, which feature Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero and the Bearden High School Ensemble, Kroger will donate $45,000 to the Knox County Schools Teacher Supply Depot.

Kroger says its the largest one-time donation to the Depot, which provides teachers with school supplies.

Kroger will also donate $32,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of East Tennessee.

The new 24-hour Kroger is not only a grocery store, but includes a Starbucks, furniture, jewelry, toys, bed and bath items and office supplies.


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