Kroger finishes Scott Depot renovations
Kroger has finished a $1.5 million makeover of its store in Scott Depot, the grocery store chain announced Monday.
Kroger has been renovating stores throughout the region in recent months. In the case of the store on Great Teays Boulevard, several departments have been expanded, including the meat, dairy, cheese, beverage and deli-bakery sections, as well as the seafood department, which has tripled in size, company officials said.
“With the remodeling, the store has a brand new look and feel, reflecting Kroger’s continuing investment in its stores in West Virginia,” spokeswoman Allison McGee said.
The 54,000-square-foot store in Scott Depot first opened in 1987 and employs about 150 people, according to the company.
The Kroger store at Ashton Place on Corridor G in Charleston is undergoing a larger revamp. McGee told the Gazette last month that those renovations were “about 95 percent complete” and should be finished by the end of June. She said the changes were expected to cost about $10 million, but ended up costing about $13 million.
Also this year, Kroger closed its store in Diamond in eastern Kanawha County. That store, open since 1984, hadn’t been profitable in three years, company officials said at the time.