Town of Melissa to get its first supermarket — a state-of-the-art Kroger
A big new state-of-the-art Kroger is coming to the growing Collin County town of Melissa: a Kroger store on the north side of SH-121, opening in late 2024.
At a September 6 event attended by Kroger VPs and local personages such as Melissa Mayor Jay Northcut, Kroger Co. broke ground on the location which will be a state-of-the-art Kroger Marketplace format store on SH-121 between Liberty Way and Washington Drive.
Built on nearly 20 acres, and spanning 123,000 square feet, the new Marketplace store in Melissa will feature the best Kroger has to offer, including
- Starbucks kiosk
- Murray’s Cheese counter
- fuel center featuring 18 fueling positions and a grab & go kiosk with beverages and snacks
- full-service grocery
- expanded general merchandise, including outdoor living products, toys, electronics, home goods, and more.
Melissa is the first of three new Kroger stores in DFW announced this year and will be the first store built in North Texas since the company opened its location at 1801 N. Lake Forest Dr. in McKinney in 2019.
Kroger has been serving North Texas for more than 65 years, and was a key player in transforming the liquor laws in Dallas and surrounding communities, transforming them from Bible Belt backwater dry area to wet wet wet. Their intiative paved the way for interlopers like Spec's to expand to DFW and is the reason why we can all buy beer and wine in so many more places. Bow down to Kroger.
In 2022, Kroger opened a Fulfillment Center in South Dallas to focus solely on the growing demand for grocery delivery service. With spoke facilities since constructed in Austin, San Antonio and Oklahoma City, the company has added the capability to serve an ever-increasing digital audience and more remote communities without the need for brick-and-mortar stores.
Boost by Kroger, digital shoppers have convenient options for every budget, including next-day delivery and same-day delivery in as little as 2 hours. Plus, Boost members save up to $1,000 a year on gas, groceries, and delivery fees.
“This new store will be a very important and significant investment in our community. An investment that will benefit the City of Melissa for many years to come and will provide opportunity for new jobs and economic growth,” said Keith Shoemaker, president, Kroger’s Dallas Division. “Our store in Melissa will feature the very best that Kroger has to offer with thousands of fresh, local, healthy, and unique selections and an extensive assortment of products.”