The grand opening of the new Kroger in Richmond Hill has on-going activities planned throughout the day on Thursday, March 20, starting with a ribbon cutting kickoff at 9 a.m.
The former location will close at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.
"We’re very excited about a new location in Richmond Hill," said Kroger Director of Communications Glynn Jenkins. "We encourage everyone to come out and look at the new facility and check out all the offers and amenities this store will offer."
Jenkins said there will be activities for children throughout the day on Thursday, including things like face painting, a balloon artist and inflatable bouncers, as well as free food items such as cotton candy.
"We’ll also have a Johnsonville 18-wheeler, which is like a big grill, where we’ll be cooking food, with hotdogs and things like that," Jenkins said, noting the grill will be outside the Kroger Thursday and Friday.
The grilled food items will be available for purchase, with all the proceeds going toward the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
"Right now, all the Kroger stores are raising money for MDA," Jenkins said. "For the Kroger division - which includes your area as well as the Atlanta and Macon areas – the goal is $400,000. When people check out, someone at the register will ask them if they’d like to purchase $1 or $5 Shamrocks for MDA."
The traffic signal at the entrance of the new Kroger is expected to be operational on Thursday, according to a press release from Richmond Hill, which also noted that Kroger paid for the light.