BROWNSBURG — In Brownsburg, an abandoned K-Mart is coming down and a cutting edge Kroger is going up.
The site is the Brownsburg Square Shopping Center on Green Street, near the Interstate 74 interchange.
There's already a Kroger there. Once the new is open, the old one will close.
Monday's announcement coincided with demolition of the K-Mart building which has been vacant for a few years.
According to the company, this will not be your typical store. The price tag is $20 million and it will feature what's described as a "sleek, new design." "We are so proud to bring this investment to Brownsburg. The new store will allow us to expand our offerings to the community while providing the quality, value and friendly service our customers expect from Kroger," said Colleen Juergensen, president of Kroger's Central Division.
Demolition and clean-up should be done by the end of February and the store is expected to open early in 2022.
At least 90% of the debris will be recycled or reused. For example, concrete from the old Kmart will be crushed to serve as stone for the concrete floor of the new building or as construction material for improvements to the parking lot.
The store will be about 30% bigger than the current one and will have some new features:
· Starbucks with indoor seating
· Murray’s Cheese Shop
· Pharmacy doubles in size
· Expansion of virtually every department in the store
· Enhanced energy efficiency
· Grocery Pick Up with ability to serve 8 cars at one time
· Increased Parking