Kroger Marketplace to Open in Mansfield, TX

DALLAS, Texas, February 2, 2010 – UCR represents The Shops at Mansfield to bring Kroger Marketplace to Mansfield, Texas.  Mansfield, third largest high-growth area in the United States, ideal location for sophisticated grocery store concept.  The 123,000-square-foot store is the newest store concept for The Kroger Co. in Texas and will feature 55,000 square feet of general home merchandise and 68,000 square feet of grocery items.  Kroger Marketplace will offer an expanded variety of grocery and deli products, gourmet and chef-prepared foods, wine shop with a wine steward, Nature’s Market with all-natural and organic products, florist, drive-through pharmacy with $4 generic drugs, a Kitchen Place area with upscale kitchenware and place settings, a Fred Meyer Jewelry store and a large home furnishings section featuring Ashley Furniture.

“The Kroger Marketplace concept is ideal for this expanding residential community as consumers increasingly demand one-stop shopping options,” said Karla Smith, vice president of UCR. “Leveraging UCR’s extensive grocery retail experience, we specialize in assisting developers in procuring grocery anchors for new developments in emerging suburban and dense urban markets.”

Kroger Marketplace is expected to open summer 2011 in the Broad Street Commons shopping center, located at the southwest corner of E Broad Street and Highway 360. Broad Street Commons will also consist of a Kroger fuel center, pad sites and 16,000 square feet of retail shops.

“We have served the residents of Mansfield for many years with our Kroger Signature store,” said Gary Huddleston, consumer affairs director for Kroger. “With the addition of the new Kroger Marketplace, the community will continue to benefit from a variety of quality products at affordable prices and excellent customer service while enjoying a unique shopping experience.”

Karla Smith and Jean Smith of UCR represented The Shops at Mansfield, LCC, a partnership between Jerry Crenshaw and Jim Shindler, in procuring Kroger Marketplace as the anchor tenant for Broad Street Commons. Conifer Real Estate, Inc. will oversee and manage the development of the property.

“Mansfield is a perfect location for a Kroger Marketplace because of its demographics, growing residential population and lack of grocery competition,” said Jim Shindler, owner and president of Conifer Real Estate, Inc.

Kroger Marketplace at Broad Street Commons will be the third store of its kind to open in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and the fifth in Texas.


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