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HOLLAND, OH (Toledo News Now) -
A new Kroger is coming to
Holland, but it will be the first of its kind in our area.
The new store will be
built at the former Farmer Jack's location on Orchard Drive, off of Airport
Highway. It will differ from other Kroger stores because it will feature apparel.
It's part of the Kroger company's
latest marketplace prototype. The store will include clothing for men, women
and children, in addition to a "Baby's World."
There will also be a
hardware aisle, nature market, and liquor store with regular wine tastings.
The Farmer Jack's building
will be demolished, and a 124,000-square-foot facility will be built. The two
other Kroger stores in Holland will close, and their 192 employees will likely
be transferred to the new store.
It is expected to open in
the fall of 2014.
"Years ago I used to shop
in a store that used to do the same thing," said Karen Hennsley. "I think it's
great, because I used to pick up clothes for the grandkids, and you get it all
done under one roof."
Kroger has also submitted
plans for a fuel center to be put in the parking lot, but that project is still