Store Locations Closed by Hurricane Harvey in Houston Area

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Re: Store Locations Closed by Hurricane Harvey in Houston Area

Post by architect » December 6th, 2017, 9:01 pm

Kroger update: This morning, the Kroger at Cypresswood/249 reopened. Based on Google photos, everything in the store was replaced outside of the ceiling tile grid and attached lighting. The floors, fixtures, and most of the drywall are all new. The decor package used is the "local" decor package (we really need an official name for it on here) seen at quite a few Ralph's locations along with a couple of DFW Kroger stores over this past year. However, this implementation seems to have far less local signage included.

Article: http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/tomba ... o-14660941

Side note, according to the Chronicle article above, the Cypresswood/Cypress Forest store is set to reopen on December 13th. That location will be interesting to see, as it noticeably larger than this store, with a warehouse ceiling in the bakery/deli/produce area.

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Re: Store Locations Closed by Hurricane Harvey in Houston Area

Post by SamSpade » December 6th, 2017, 10:40 pm

Sure wouldn't recognize it as a former Albertsons now! Glad to see people are continuing to recover in Houston.

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Re: Store Locations Closed by Hurricane Harvey in Houston Area

Post by pseudo3d » December 6th, 2017, 11:24 pm

architect wrote:
December 6th, 2017, 9:01 pm
Kroger update: This morning, the Kroger at Cypresswood/249 reopened. Based on Google photos, everything in the store was replaced outside of the ceiling tile grid and attached lighting. The floors, fixtures, and most of the drywall are all new. The decor package used is the "local" decor package (we really need an official name for it on here) seen at quite a few Ralph's locations along with a couple of DFW Kroger stores over this past year. However, this implementation seems to have far less local signage included.

Article: http://www.chron.com/neighborhood/tomba ... o-14660941

Side note, according to the Chronicle article above, the Cypresswood/Cypress Forest store is set to reopen on December 13th. That location will be interesting to see, as it noticeably larger than this store, with a warehouse ceiling in the bakery/deli/produce area.
The Cypresswood/Champion Forest store was the first Signature Kroger ever with a lot of features that became standard later (like coffeeshops). It was mostly to compete with Randalls (and to a lesser extent Albertsons) in the 1990s as they were building huge, modern stores and Kroger was pushing around a fleet largely composed of small Greenhouse stores (or older).

The area around the bakery/deli area should be spacious because Kroger built a small food court there, featuring a KFC/Pizza Hut Express inside.

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