By JJ Greer / MicroMemphis Reporter
A new Kroger grocery store located at 3444 Plaza Ave. near the University District is a much larger and more modern version of its counterpart next door. The new store opened March 20, and it is in total 90,000 square feet compared to just 55,000 to the old store. The new Kroger emphasizes a larger natural and organic foods section for healthier eating and also is more of a family ‘take the kids along’ type of grocery due to the build-your-own cupcake section. The sheer size of the Kroger may be overwhelming at first, but everything is conveniently placed and properly labeled to make shopping as easy as possible for seasoned grocery shoppers to college students newly acclimated to feeding themselves. The only down side of the new Kroger is parking, which should be a little easy later this spring when the old Kroger is torn down to open up more parking.