Liberty Twp. Kroger grand reopening: Food and beer samples, gift card giveaways and more starting TODAY

Kroger will celebrate Friday the grand re-opening of its renovated and remodeled store at 7300 Yankee Road in Liberty Twp.

Doors will officially re-open at 7 a.m. The first 300 people in line will receive a $10 Kroger gift card, according to Erin Rolfes, a Kroger spokeswoman.

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An 8 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature remarks by store manager Lynn Fondelier and by Liberty Twp. Trustee Christine Matacic, as well as a Lakota East Marching Thunderhawks performance, food giveaways, raffles and more, Rolfes said.

Deals on top of all regular sale items will take place this weekend and next weekend throughout the newly renovated store.

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The nearly year-long renovation effort includes two new dining destinations: The Chicken Company and Eli's BBQ.

The Chicken Company is Kroger’s new brand for preparing and selling baked and fried chicken at a deli counter. The new Eli’s BBQ location will be the company’s seventh Kroger location and its ninth location overall. It serves sandwiches, hickory smoked ribs and several side dishes.

The 108,000-square-foot store, which opened in July 2006, also sports a redesigned produce and deli sections, as well as a Growler Bar and a revamped Starbucks.

Renovations eliminated a Honey Baked Ham Company kiosk and the store’s clothing and housewares departments.

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“All our remodel decisions are made to best support our customers and ensure they have a fresh and simple shopping experience,” Rolfes said.

Each day will include raffles for Cincinnati Zoo, Dayton Dragons, Miami University hockey, UD Flyers and RedsFest tickets.

Other grand re-opening festivities include:

Friday, Nov. 16

Various giveaways throughout the day – Chobani yogurt, summer sausage, snack pretzels

Cincinnati Circus Company will be strolling from 10 a.m. to noon along with the Reds mascots

Marty Brennaman will be there from noon to 2 p.m.

Growler Bar samples from noon to 8 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17

Various giveaways throughout the day, including pies, Dole salad, Graeter’s Ice Cream and more

10 a.m. to noon – Cincinnati Bengals mascot, Cincinnati Circus Company

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Jim Scott, retired WLW-AM on-air personality

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Cincinnati Ben-Gal cheerleaders

Sunday, Nov. 18

Various giveaways throughout the day – Peatos, Wholesome Food, etc.

10 a.m. to noon – Cincinnati Circus Company

Friday, Nov. 23

Samples – Wholesome food, Kroger brands

Saturday, Nov. 24

Samples – Wholesome food, Kroger brands

10 a.m. to noon Cincinnati Circus Company

Sunday, Nov. 25

Samples – Wholesome food, Kroger brands

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cincinnati Circus Company

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