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Kroger expanding into former Kmart building in Scott Depot

Kroger in Scott Depot will be expanding into the former Kmart building along Great Teays...
Kroger in Scott Depot will be expanding into the former Kmart building along Great Teays Boulevard.(AP Images)
Published: Aug. 5, 2020 at 5:22 PM EDT
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PUTNAM COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) --

UPDATE 8/6/20 @ 10:15 a.m.

A Kroger spokesperson tells WSAZ the expanded new store in Scott Depot will be a traditional store, not a marketplace location.

The marketplace location would have included furniture, jewelry and more. This new location, in the former Kmart building, will still be larger than its current location, but will not include the additional merchandise.

The spokesperson said construction is set to begin later this month with an anticipated opening in the summer of 2021.

ORIGINAL STORY 8/5/20 @ 5:22 p.m.

Kroger in Scott Depot will be expanding into the former Kmart building along Great Teays Boulevard.

Putnam County Engineer Timothy Smith made that announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Smith said the new Kroger will be an expanded store, carrying diverse merchandise such as furniture and jewelry. It’s expected to be considerably larger than the current nearby location.

We will have more on this developing story. Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

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