The new Shorewood Metro Market, 4075 N. Oakland Ave., opens Feb. 16, less than one year after Roundy's, the grocers current parent company, bulldozed its old Pick 'N Save location that stood just north of the new building.
Ground was broken for the new development last March 31.
In the year that the new Shorewood Metro Market, fashioned after Roundy's Mariano's brand in suburban Chicago, was under construction, Roundy's agreed to be sold to Kroeger. In December, The Kroger Co. completed its deal to buy Roundy's for approximately $800 million, including – according to several news sources – the assumption of more than $600 million in Roundy's debt.
The new Metro Market facility occupies two large blocks in the Village of Shorewood between Kenmore and Olive Streets on the west side of Oakland Avenue, and – as mentioned – replaces an old Pick 'N Save and the former Schwartz Bookshop and Walgreen's buildings.
The two-story store will include several signature areas including a Metro Butcher Shoppe, Metro Fish Co., Todd's BBQ, Badger Baking, Oki Sushi, Tap Beer and Wine, an Oyster Bar, Squeez'd Juice and Smoothies and Cream City Confectionery. An expansive produce section is being completed, too, and the location also will include a pharmacy.
A VIP grand opening is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 15. And the store officially opens at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Daily hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m.
Work on the rest of the development continues with new street-side tenants set to be announced soon.
Kroger now has 2,775 supermarkets in 35 states and the District of Columbia.
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