The weekend celebration kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony set for 8 a.m., with entertainment provided by the Mason High School band. Local personalities Jim Scott and Marilyn Harris are also set to make appearances throughout the weekend.
Kroger will present the school with a $1,000 donation and will also present checks from its Bringing Hope to the Table campaign and First Quarter Coin Box initiative to representatives from area food banks.
The first customers to arrive after 7 a.m. Thursday will receive a $10 Kroger gift card. The promotion continues throughout the weekend, with the first 300 customers arriving after 7 a.m. receiving coupons for selected products. Raffles and other special events are also planned.
The renovation, which began in March, is expected to add 50 new jobs and feature new and expanded lines of products, including Murray’s Cheese, a pastry station, sushi, floral department, a full-service deli and bakery and wine department.
“This remodel has given us the opportunity to offer new services, new products and more varieties to our customers,” said Sukanya Madlinger, president of Kroger’s Cincinnati/Dayton Division, “We have received very positive feedback so far and we’re very excited to show our customers we’ve reacted to their input on what they would like to see at their neighborhood Kroger.”
“Mason is such a great and family-oriented community,” said Shawn Lay, store manager and a 25-year Kroger employee. “It is with tremendous excitement we present our customers with an updated store filled with many new products and conveniences. My team and I look forward to continuing to serve our loyal customers and to meeting many new ones.”