Kroger on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor completes $4.5M renovation project
The Kroger store on Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor has finished its $4.5 million renovation project.
The store — which has anchored the Traver Village shopping center since it opened 20 years ago — began renovations in late June 2011 and remained open during the seven-month project. It is celebrating its renovation at a ceremony this morning.
Among the changes at the 67,564-square-foot store: new fixtures, shelving and lighting; additional checkout lanes; enhanced deli, meat and seafood sections; a new Asian specialty foods section; and the addition of a bilingual product clerk and bilingual pharmacist.
“We’ve upgraded departments for a more enjoyable shopping experience in an updated, attractive environment,” said store manager Brenda Cooper in a release.
The renovations were part of the routine store updates Kroger undergoes at its various locations, said Dale Hollandsworth, spokesman for the Ohio-based chain’s stores in Michigan.
“We try to touch anywhere from 12 to 15 of our stores every year with an upgrade and a remodel,” he said.
Kroger operates 2,458 stores in 31 states under various local banner names. There are seven locations in Washtenaw County.
Store upgrades at other nearby Kroger locations include the construction of a fuel center at the store on Carpenter road in Pittsfield Township in 2010.