New Kroger Marketplace at Union Grove Opens This Month

Photo shows the front elevation of the Kroger Marketplace at Union Grove (Clayton Carte photo).
(Clayton Carte photo)

The new Kroger Marketplace at Union Grove opens later this month. The new store, located at state route 155 and East Lake Road in McDonough, will open its doors on Wednesday, March 20, 2024.

Kroger at Union Grove represents Henry County’s first Kroger Marketplace. It measures 125,000 square feet. This is about 2.5x times the size of the store it replaces across the street.

Kroger Marketplace at Union Grove

What is a Kroger Marketplace? It offers a wider selection of items in a larger store compared to a conventional grocery. Kroger first announced plans to build a Marketplace store in Henry County in 2016. One year later, the company had to re-evaluate all new stores nationwide and many saw a pause in construction. The company resumed work on the McDonough location in spring 2023.

The store offers a pharmacy drive-thru, dedicated online order pick-up area on the side of the store, and Starbucks inside. There is also a new fueling station to accompany the new grocery.

To support the new grocery store, there will be two new traffic lights at either entrance. They are located one each on state route 155 and East Lake Road. The traffic signal on East Lake Road is set to activate on March 19.

The current Kroger at Union Grove’s last day will Tuesday, March 19. It was originally built in 2001. No information has been shared about future plans for the space.

Outparcels

Whereas most new grocery stores open before their outparcels, the new Kroger is opening in reverse. This was because of its delayed construction. The last outparcel filled in 2023. They include the Burger King, Chick-fil-A, ModWash car wash and Wendy’s.

Featured image shows the front exterior of Kroger Marketplace at Union Grove. Clayton Carte photo.

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Clayton Carte is the founder and owner of MHF News. He founded the site in 2017 to highlight transportation projects. Over time, he began covering other topics like new development so residents can best know what’s happening in our community.