Kroger has opened a new, 52,000-square-foot urban format store in downtown Cincinnati, offering the grocer’s first-ever food hall, named On The Rhine Eatery.
The experience features Cincinnati eateries Django Western Taco, Dope! Asian Street Fare, Eli’s BBQ and Queen City Whip, as well as Kitchen 1883 Café and Bar, Kroger’s American food restaurant concept.
The new two-level Kroger store features grab-and-go and ready-to-heat meals for lunch and dinner, in addition to fresh fruits and vegetables and a traditional grocery shopping experience. The store offers an exclusive Starbucks coffee blend as well as a walk-up window for beverage orders. Located in the city’s central business district and accessible to downtown workers and residents as well as customers from the historic Over-the-Rhine and West End neighborhoods, the store anchors an 18-story residential high-rise and is located a block away from Kroger’s national headquarters.
On The Rhine Eatery can accommodate up to 200 customers and offers indoor and outdoor seating as well as a full-service bar, offering signature cocktails, local beers, tasteful wines and Kentucky bourbons.
“Kroger is thrilled to introduce our first food hall and offer a one-of-its-kind shopping experience in our hometown of Cincinnati, providing a convenient location to experience delicious, quality meals and foods. This innovative destination highlights Kroger’s food-first culture,” said Rodney McMullen, Kroger’s chairman and CEO.