Kroger grand re-opening ribbon-cutting and celebration on Oct. 1, 2014.

Kroger grand re-opening ribbon-cutting and celebration on Oct. 1, 2014.

On Oct. 1, the Kroger Company hosted a ribbon-cutting to celebrate the grand re-opening and $3.5 million enhancements to the Kroger store at West Grauwyler and Story Roads in south Irving.

Kroger Vice President Ron Parucki kicked-off the celebration with opening remarks about the locations four-month expansion, which includes an increased selection of grocery products, an addition of new register lanes and energy-efficient upgrades, and involvement in the Irving community. Store Manager Cheryl Robinson acknowledged her team for their assistance in the $3.5 million enhancements and customer service.

Mayor Pro-Tem Gerald Farris and Irving Chamber President and CEO Beth Bowman thanked Kroger for their investment in the Irving community and being a part of Plymouth Park since 1954. For the past three years, Kroger has been voted the ‘Best Grocery Store in Irving’ by the community in the Chamber’s Annual Best in Irving Awards Program.

The Irving Chamber’s Ambassador Committee also attended the celebration.

Kroger presented a $500 check to Teddie Story, CEO of Irving Cares, an Irving nonprofit that operates a food pantry and assists the needs of low-income or homeless families in Irving.

Kroger is expected to complete the $13 million expansion and remodel of its MacArthur Park store later this fall.

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