Kroger to open 2 new stores, remodel 11, close 1 in Metro Detroit

16. Kroger

Kroger announced a large investment in Michigan stores, along with one store closure last week in Metro Detroit.

Kroger announced its plans to invest $97 million in Michigan during 2019 by adding two new stores, remodeling 11 stores and adding three new fuel centers.

New stores will open in Warren and Sterling Heights, with the latter a Kroger Marketplace.

  • Warren location will be at 13 Mile and Schoenherr
  • Sterling Heights location will be at 18 Mile and Dequindre

A list of stores being remodeled is not yet available. 

Kroger also announced the store north of Michigan Avenue near Outer Drive in Dearborn is closing this month. 

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The store will close May 18 due to financial reasons, according to the company.

There are currently two Kroger stores across Michigan Avenue from each other at that location. The store at 23000 Michigan Avenue will close, and the one at 23303 Michigan Avenue will remain open, company officials said.

All employees will be offered jobs at other stores in the area to remain part of the company, Kroger officials said.

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