Bloomington OK’s Expansion for Incoming Kroger

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BLOOMINGTON – A grocery store in the Twin Cities gets the green light for an expansion.

Monday night, Bloomington City Council unanimously approved a nearly one acre expansion of Kroger’s acquired property in the Bloomington Marketplace Project.

Back in February, council approved a tax relief package for Kroger to relocate its College Avenue location in Normal to East College in Bloomington.

The grocery giant recently changed its scheduled open-date and was waiting on the city council vote. The store, which will include a grocery store and a gas station, is scheduled to open by December 31, 2019.

With the decision, Bloomington will rebate 10 percent of sales tax at the new location — up to $2.4 million. However, the store should bring 165 news  full and part-time jobs to the area.

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