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      Kroger opens one-stop shop in Maumee

      The new Kroger in Maumee features an extensive produce department.

      A brand new, energy-efficient supermarket is open for business in Maumee.

      Kroger has opened a 90,000+ square foot store at the corner of Reynolds Road and Dussel Drive, 10 months after breaking ground.

      The new Maumee store, which required a $20 million investment, features a Starbucks, extensive produce department, a hot food service bistro, fresh sushi bar, wine tasting bar, cheese and olive shop, and Kitchen Place which carries small kitchen appliances and basic kitchen needs. The store is also designed to earn an Energy Star certification and features LED lighting and skylights.

      "The growing population in this northwest Ohio community makes Maumee the ideal location for a customer-oriented supermarket like Kroger," said Bruce Macauly, president of Kroger's Columbus Division. "We designed this store to meet the needs of today's shopper, with convenience, quality products and energy efficiency in mind."

      The new supermarket, which brings 85 new jobs to the area, is the first Kroger in Maumee. It also includes a drive-thru pharmacy and onsite fuel center.

      The Kroger store at 5109 Glendale Ave., just east of Reynolds Road, closed its doors for good on Thursday evening. All associates of the Glendale store were given the opportunity to transfer to the new Maumee location, according to Cincinnati-based Kroger Co.