Photos by Jacob Nguyen

Kroger supermarket reopened this morning, Oct. 16, in a shiny, modern new building at the 725 Ponce development along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail.

While the former Kroger that sat on the site for more than 30 years had several nicknames, the new two-level grocer has its preferred moniker writ large at the entrance: Kroger on Ponce.

“The 65,000 square foot store reflects the spirit and vibrancy of the Beltline and surrounding communities, featuring murals from local artists and Atlanta-themed décor, along with a green roof with plants and beehives,” said Felix Turner, manager of corporate affairs for Kroger’s Atlanta Division.

Inside the store, shoppers will find a Starbucks and the Pub on Ponce Beer & Wine Bar, which both have walk-up order windows on the BeltLine-facing patio; B’s Cracklin BBQ, Murray’s Cheese, The Chicken Company, Pizza Romano, Sushi and Pan Asian, Boar’s Head sandwich station and salad bar.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.