Kroger Takes Another Piece of Blue Ash

Kroger Co. continues its expansion in Greater Cincinnati. The well-known traditional grocer has recently acquired a second building in Blue Ash and intends to include it in a plan which is expected to bring hundreds of new jobs to the city.

Kroger LogoKroger Co. continues its expansion in Greater Cincinnati. The grocery chain recently acquired a second building in Blue Ash and intends to include it in a $46 million expansion plan that company officials say will bring hundreds of new jobs to the city.

According to the Cincinnati Business Courier, the Cincinnati-based company paid $1.45 million to buy the 42,000-square-foot building at 6200 Creek Rd. from Muenchen’s Furniture. It plans to upgrade and expand the facility, which occupies a three-acre site.

A Kroger spokesperson told the Business Courier that the newly acquired building will be operated in conjunction with a distribution center owned by Kroger immediately west at 6300 Creek Rd. That facility was acquired by the downtown Cincinnati-based grocer in March for $9.3 million.

In early June, the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a 65 percent, 10-year Jobs Creation Tax Credit valued at almost $4.7 million to help Kroger with its planned Blue Ash projects. The investment is expected to create 649 new jobs in the city, where Kroger currently employs 2,000 people to go along with 2,500 in downtown Cincinnati.