OSU-area Kroger renovation to begin | The Columbus Dispatch

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Kroger is ready to go ahead with plans to rebuild its High Street store just south of the Ohio State University campus, about two years after renovation was first discussed.
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Really could it B

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Renovations? You mean lower prices, better quality & employees with

nice attitudes? What about safety?

We'll see.

Ernie

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I sure hope the renovation will not change the dramatic and intense "diversity training" I receive with each visit to this store.
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There's a reason Kroger employees always refer to this store as "King and Hell"...

No amount of renovation, cleanup, remodeling, whatever will ever change that fact. I once watched a guy get out of a cab, pay the cabdriver. Less than five minutes later, security stopped him with a steak in his pants.
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JPA8 wrote:
I sure hope the renovation will not change the dramatic and intense "diversity training" I receive with each visit to this store.
AHHH... There are people who don't look like me... It must be a bad thing!
realist

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My favorite "Kro-ghetto" experience was the 350lb black woman throwing a temper tantrum - complete with flinging a huge pack of ribs halfway across the store - because her food stamp card wouldn't work. No amount of renovation is going to fix the true problem, which is the store's clientele.
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Ugh. This really is a cowtown. Glad to see they're finally renovating this portion of Short North - it's amazing to see the transformation in the last 20 years.
waronreality

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Better than Crowtown.
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realist wrote:
My favorite "Kro-ghetto" experience was the 350lb black woman throwing a temper tantrum - complete with flinging a huge pack of ribs halfway across the store - because her food stamp card wouldn't work. No amount of renovation is going to fix the true problem, which is the store's clientele.
Kroger makes money from the "store's clientele." Nothing else matters.
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Teeth wrote:
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Kroger makes money from the "store's clientele." Nothing else matters.
Not when Sheboona's EBT card is maxed out!
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That Kroger sells more mac & cheese dinners then any other Krogers in the chain and a lot of other easy to fix stuff for dorme rooms like Roman Noodles ..... Trivia For The Day Folks. They also used to have more grocery carts stolen then 25 other stores combined.
Its like this

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How can Kroger improve it's stores?

By taking down the Kroger signs & replacing them

with Big Bear signs.
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AHHH... There are people who don't look like me... It must be a bad thing!
Or maybe, there are people that don't smell like me.
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Or maybe, there are people that don't smell like me.
Let's hope so.
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I give Kroger credit....Even Wal-Mart won't build in this area......
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Or maybe, there are people that don't smell like me.
You don't "smell"...You STINK.....It's us that smell [you]
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Truly many on here seem to know nothing about Columbus Development. This "area" is one of the areas with the fastest increasing incomes in the metro.
That Kroger sits, literally, next to new condos/townhomes and many renovated properties. And it abuts multiple neighborhoods, Victorian Village/Short North/Italian Village, with some of the highest incomes in Cbus.
Of course it makes sense to renovate. Many in the neighborhoods are not shopping here so the time has come to renovate because they are loosing out on customers with an outdated store that doesn't serve the needs of a recently gentrified area.
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Bubba wrote:
That Kroger sells more mac & cheese dinners then any other Krogers in the chain and a lot of other easy to fix stuff for dorme rooms like Roman Noodles ..... Trivia For The Day Folks. They also used to have more grocery carts stolen then 25 other stores combined.
Don't you mean Ramen Noodles?
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Sean wrote:
Truly many on here seem to know nothing about Columbus Development. This "area" is one of the areas with the fastest increasing incomes in the metro.
That Kroger sits, literally, next to new condos/townhomes and many renovated properties. And it abuts multiple neighborhoods, Victorian Village/Short North/Italian Village, with some of the highest incomes in Cbus.
Of course it makes sense to renovate. Many in the neighborhoods are not shopping here so the time has come to renovate because they are loosing out on customers with an outdated store that doesn't serve the needs of a recently gentrified area.
I lived 2 blocks away and shopped there weekly for three years. I know of which I speak... sheboon temper tantrums, flying packages of ribs, etc. Sadly, "gentrification" won't do a damned thing about Weinland Park primates.
Tin Foil Hat

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My favorite "Kro-ghetto" experience was the 350lb black woman throwing a temper tantrum - complete with flinging a huge pack of ribs halfway across the store - because her food stamp card wouldn't work. No amount of renovation is going to fix the true problem, which is the store's clientele.
Kroger does get credit for staying in an area that desperately needs a grocery store. And yes, development is moving in.

I was working an assignment in the store. While collecting data in the produce department, two women began screaming at each other. The infraction? One bumped her cart into the other and didn't apologize. The two women literally began hitting, kicking, pulling hair and rolled to the floor before security broke it up and took both of them outside.

Granted, this was in 2003 but the employees in that store deserve hazardous duty pay.
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They also used to have more grocery carts stolen then 25 other stores combined.
They actually took down those posts in front of the doors?

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