Midtown Kroger Lives! Here’s A Look Inside
Unless you haven’t been on the internet in a few weeks, you’re likely well aware that Midtown Kroger reopened today after 11 months of construction. And it’s beautiful.
As a midtown resident, I’m happy to have another (more affordable) grocery option super close to where I live. I wandered around the new store during its opening night and took a bunch of pictures.
If you’re not super stoked yourself – or are sick of hearing about it, since every news station, media outlet, and person with a Twitter account has covered it – I feel that, too. Instead, check out this sneak peek of the Ghost River taproom or see what’s up with the Indie Memphis Film Festival this week.
For those interested in seeing inside the new Kroger, here’s some information followed by photos.
What’s inside: a Starbucks with inside and patio seating, a Corky’s, a sandwich shop, a sushi counter, Murray’s cheese counter, juice bar, growler station, salad bar, and a pharmacy. There is supposed to be a bike repair station, too, but I couldn’t find it when I was there.
This Kroger isn’t 24 hours, which is kind of a bummer. But it is open from 6 a.m. until 1 a.m. daily. Have I mentioned it’s pretty?
It will be wonderful to have a huge, pretty produce section. I wish every community in Memphis could have this.
The sushi bar.
Yep. Looks like a grocery store. A brand-new, brightly lit grocery store.
There’s a Starbucks. Yes, they had a string trio performing at the opening event. No word on if that will be a regular thing (I’m guessing no).
There’s a Murray’s Cheese Shop, like they have at most of the fancy Krogers these days.
There’s a Corky’s.
These donuts look delicious.
After you eat a bunch of Fruit Loop donuts, you can try to regain your health at the juice bar.
Where the pizza magic happens.
These cupcakes are made locally in Arlington, Tennessee.
Look at them. They’re so beautiful.
Near the bakery, there’s a station where they just cover things in chocolate. Like you do. They don’t have this at the Highland Kroger.
They have a Growler station with some local beers.
Almost enough wine to get us through two snow day scares.
Pretty sure the balloons won’t always be there, but I was happy to see that there are plenty of checkout lanes.
There is some Memphis themed art.
There you have it. I should note that the parking lot is kind of like the Upside Down from Stranger Things in that it’s very confusing and scary and hard to get around in, but as the opening hullabaloo winds down, it might get better.
Rest in peace, dim, cave-like, sort of smelly old Midtown Kroger. Hello big sexy new Midtown Kroger.