License to sell beer: Martin’s new Marketplace Café allows store to navigate state’s archaic liquor laws
CARLISLE, Pa. — A Martin’s Food Markets store in Indiana, Pa., has opened the doors to its new Marketplace Café, the chain announced.
Martin’s, part of Royal Ahold’s Giant-Carlisle branch, said the chain had received a restaurant liquor license from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and would sell domestic and imported beer for customers dining in and carrying out.
The café also will stock such food items as hot and cold sandwiches, wraps and paninis; a salad bar; soups; baked goods and coffees.
Kroger to open largest Atlanta-based supermarket
SMYRNA, Ga. — Tri-Land Properties has broken ground for the redevelopment of The Crossings at Four Corners here in Smyrna, Ga. The 8-acre site will be home to Kroger’s largest supermarket in the Atlanta area: a 96,000-sq.-ft. grocer replete with fuel station, a wine shop and drive-through pharmacy.
The project is expected to be completed by November, Tri-Land Properties announced. “The Crossings at Four Corners Kroger location is replacing an outdated, 42,000-sq.-ft., 40-year-old store located across the street,” Tri-Land stated in a release.
In addition to the new Kroger, the redevelopment will include the renovation of 60,000 sq. ft. of retail space and the development of eight outparcels available for development, as well as a 25,000-sq.-ft. pad available for a new anchor tenant, located adjacent to Kroger.
The completed center will reach 230,000 sq. ft.
Supervalu declares quarterly dividend
MINNEAPOLIS — The board of directors at Supervalu declared a regular quarterly dividend of nearly 9 cents per share.
The dividend of $0.0875 per share is payable on March 15 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on March 1.
As of Feb. 4, there were approximately 212 million shares outstanding, the supermarket retailer said.