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Kroger makes it official: Store reopening

Grocer works toward opening doors just in time for Christmas

TAYLORVILLE — Kroger Central Division announces its intention to reopen its Taylorville store before the end of the month. The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency ordered its closure July 29th due to concerns about the handling and removal of flooring materials. Since then, state-approved and licensed professionals have made the desired repairs, and extensive testing confirms the store can be readied to serve customers again.

Division president Colleen Juergensen said she is “eager to reopen the doors, greet the Kroger family and welcome back all of Taylorville’s loyal Kroger customers. I am grateful to the shoppers who stood by us and rallied on our behalf in August. We’re thankful their support never wavered.

It was for them – customers and associates alike – that we focused so intently on our plan to reopen. Now, we hope that is possible just in time for Christmas.”

The store employed approximately 90 associates in July. Following the temporary closure, some have worked at Kroger stores in Decatur.

Some took leaves of absence. Some chose careers elsewhere. Now, as Kroger prepares to reopen the store, the grocer plans two hiring fairs to rebuild its Taylorville team: Taylorville Public Library, December 9 and 16, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

“I am so proud of the way the community has reached out to every one of our associates,” said store leader Robin Gross, “reassuring them Taylorville will be back to support them, letting them know how much they were missed because the Kroger team is like family to them and they want us to come home. The community has been overwhelmingly supportive.”

The actual reopening date is subject to completion of the renovations.

1 Comment

  1. Peggy P on December 18, 2022 at 8:26 am

    We need and surrounding communities need our Taylorville Kroger .. We have the most friendly workers making this Krogers a great experience for any shopper. In a world with so many choices my family chooses you Taylorville Kroger. We’ve called corporate asking about the reopening and it’s almost here. Congratulations

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