Posted by Brandon Jarvis
Colonial Heights residents have been anxious for years to find out if Kroger would actually open a store in the old Courthouse location on Temple Ave. Dennis and Lou Jean Livingston who are residents in a neighborhood near where the Kroger was slated to go filed a lawsuit back in 2014. You can read the whole story on that here.
Below is the statement from Kroger on why they will not be opening the store.
“After careful thought, we have decided that our planned Colonial Heights store will not move forward to the construction phase. We understand that our decision to not build the Colonial Heights store may seem confusing or cause frustration and we sincerely apologize to those who anticipated our store opening. Our company has made a decision to focus our efforts on improving the customer experience at existing stores through renovations and innovative technology.
We have truly enjoyed working with the City of Colonial Heights and the entire community over the past few years. Kroger will work closely with the City of Colonial Heights to help find a new, viable tenant for the property and cover the cost of demolishing the court house. Thank you for your patience.”
Kroger still owns that property.