I had the opportunity to preview the Kroger Marketplace at Stonebridge yesterday, which opened to the public this morning at 7 a.m.
Check out the photos from my visit in this Facebook album. Apologies for some that are a little dark – I figured out halfway through that my camera settings had switch to “night.”
It’s located near the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike and Chippenham Parkway, on the site where Cloverleaf Mall used to be. There’s a fuel center outside, as well as a number of other surrounding buildings under construction.
Inside, you’ll find a 123,000 square foot space that includes a Starbucks and a new concept to Kroger: the Marketplace. Kroger wants to be a one-stop shop offering expanded selections of items not typically found in grocery stores – you can pick up a KitchenAid mixer, bath towel, and furniture for your living room, and your baby will be set with clothes, car seats and more.
I can’t comment too much on prices – from my brief examination, some of the sale items appeared to be good deals, such as a Hungry Hungry Hippos game at half-price for ~$11.50. All purchases at the store qualify for fuel points that you can use for gas discounts at the Kroger fuel centers.
I had my boys with me in a shopping cart as I looked around, and not looking particularly “media-ish,” I couldn’t go more than a few feet at a time without some poor Kroger employee kindly trying to explain to me that the store wasn’t opening until tomorrow
Grand opening giveaways, while supplies last each day:
12/5 Heiners Old Fashioned Bread (20 oz)
12/6 4ct Kings Hawaiian Rolls
12/7 Frito Lay Deli Lays (10oz)
12/8 Info 4 Life Medical Information Packs, Pill Reminders
12/9 On the Border Chips
Every Saturday through January 5th, you can also enter to win big prizes like gift cards.
Some of the special prices available through Saturday worth noting (prices only good at Kroger Marketplace store):
- 5-lb box Clementines $2.99
USDA Choice Boneless Bottom Round Roast $2.49/lb
Atlantic salmon fillets $3.99/lb
Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham $5.99/lb
Aconga wines $3.99
Organic Braeburn apples $1.39/lb
Clif or Luna bars $.88
If you received a holiday bonus of $15-$35 from spending at least $500 at Kroger stores last month (it will be listed on the bottom of your Kroger receipts), you can redeem it now through 12/22 at the Marketplace location.