Kroger will tighten its grip on the Leader-area grocery market as it opens its newest location Friday at 1440 Studemont St., south of I-10 in the fast-developing Sawyer Heights area. The new store joins other Krogers on Shepherd Drive in the Heights and on 43rd Street in Oak Forest.
The Studemont location is a Signature store, 79,000 square feet, with 170 employees. The Signature model caters to individual neighborhoods’ tastes and lifestyles. So what does it say about this location that it’s boasting a stock of 1,400 types of wine and more than 500 varieties of beer?
This Heights-centric location will offer a wide range of prepared foods, organic produce, bulk items, and a full-service butcher and seafood counter, bakery and deli, and a pharmacy which will offer both human and pet meds. Tortillas will be made on site, and the store will feature a Starbucks with free WiFi.
The location also has a gas station, which opened last week.
Store hours will be from 6 a.m.-1 a.m. daily. For information, call 832-708-2286.