Cleveland Construction, Inc. celebrated the grand opening of a new Kroger Marketplace prototype located in Holland, Ohio on January 22.
The project consisted of demolishing a vacant grocery store and portions of the existing strip center within the Orchard Centre Merchants Shopping Center to build the new 124,000 square-foot retail building.
The new Marketplace features fresh and frozen foods, produce, meat and deli, Murray’s Cheese Shop, ready-made and prepared meals, sushi and seafood, wine and liquor, a pharmacy with drive-up service, Fred Meyer Jewelry, The Little Clinic, adult and baby apparel, furniture and other miscellaneous merchandise.
A special feature of this project includes the installation of a next generation, non-toxic CO2 based grocery refrigeration system that has the potential to save Kroger 20 percent on energy in an effort to promote sustainability by reducing the store’s overall carbon footprint.
Cleveland Construction overcame project challenges with major changes in prototypical design during construction with the addition of The Little Clinic and major lighting and décor changes. Also, due to an extreme winter, the project initially lost six weeks, but through an accelerated schedule and well-organized worksite Cleveland Construction was able to recover three of those weeks while incorporating the design changes for a smooth and seamless completion.